Search the Archives of Target Market News

Click here for recent news stories and our news archive


Want more news on African-American media, marketing and research as it happens? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and get ahead by staying ahead of the other industry sources.

Are you getting the latest industry news when it happens via e-mail


Click here for free daily delivery of the Target Market News Bulletin
You"ll receive news of breaking stories, exclusives, updates and headlines on the latest developments in African American marketing and media


Kathy Chaney, Chicago-based multimedia journalist, named Managing Editor of Ebony

(March 14, 2016) Kathy Chaney, a well-known, award-winning Chicago-based journalist, has been named Managing Editor of Johnson Publishing Company's flagship, Ebony magazine. Her appointment became effective today.

The managing editor post has been vacant for a year following the departure of Wendy Wilson last April. It is the second editorial post to undergo a change of executives in a year's time. Last February Kierna Mayo assumed the position of Editor in Chief succeeding Mitzi Miller. Chaney will report to Mayo who is based in JPC's New York office.

Chaney most recently was a reporter and producer for Chicago Public Media station, WBEZ-FM, where she was reportedly one of only four fulltime African-American staffers in the newsroom.

Experienced in covering African-American issues, Chaney served as senior executive producer for Chicago's only black-owned radio station, WVON-AM which has a news/talk format. She also was managing editor of the Chicago Defender, one of the nation's oldest Black newspapers.

Chaney is currently the President of the National Association of Black Journalists - Chicago Chapter, where she has a longtime record of activism and involvement. the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.

Among the other media outlet Chaney has worked for are the Chicago Tribune, Thomson Reuters, Associated Press and Crain's Chicago Business. She attended both Loyola University and Western Illinois University.

Among the recognition she has earned for her journalism, Chaney received a George Polk Award for local reporting, a Cook County Crime Stoppers Media Award, A. Philip Randolph Messenger Award and the Portrait of Achievers Award from the Probation Challenge organization. She also teaches journalism to middle school students in the city for the True Star Foundation.


Political campaigns use black newspaper ads to reach critical African-American voters

FCC approves rule that would open the cable box to competition from independent suppliers

Walton Isaacson execs Vida Cornelious, Kirsten Atkinson and Ayiko Broyard to be honored

Hyundai appoints Erwin Raphael to General Manager of Genesis USA

Opportunity for financial firms grows as study shows blacks increase stock investments

Ford, Tom Joyner Foundation join forces in honoring unsung heroes nationwide

AT&T honors African American trailblazers with 28 Days program during Black History Month

TLF issues tracking survey results of multicultural scholarship recipients in communications

The Grio, Rolling Out form digital ad network offering advertisers key ethnic audiences

MediaVest USA to host Madison Avenue Minority Radio Summit next month

OWN Network signs Rutina Wesley to star in original dramatic series, 'Queen Sugar'

Toyota partners with famed Kinsey Collection for first-time exhibit at HBCU

Report: Reaching unbanked Black, Hispanic Millennials possible with mobile services

LeBron James to produce, star in reality TV series highlighting Cleveland entrepreneurs

UNIFY, a Black-targeted premium online video streaming service set to launch Feb. 1st

Online streaming: The best hope for African-American audiences

Nielsen promotes Angela Talton to position of Chief Diversity Officer

Toyota is top winner at Diversity Volume Awards recognizing ethnic car sales

Nielsen: African-Americans lead Hispanics in social media penetration on PCs, tablets

Urban radio veteran exec, Deon Levingston exits SVP post at Emmis New York

Click here for more recent news stories and our news archive





The 19th Annual Edition

The Buying Power of
Black America

A dollar-by-dollar breakdown
of the Trillion-Dollar Black Economy

Published by
Target Market News

Click here to learn more and order the
print and digital copy today!




228 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, Il 60604
Copyright (c) 2016 All rights reserved                     Supplier Services