Johnson Publishing Company was a publishing company that specialized in African American magazines. The company was founded in 1942 by John H. Johnson and was headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Its flagship publication, Ebony, was one of the most popular magazines among African Americans and covered topics such as entertainment, fashion, and politics. The company also published Jet magazine, which focused on news and current events. In 2016, Johnson Publishing Company sold its magazines to Clear View Group, a private equity firm, and the company ceased operations in 2019.