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Mira Lowe Steps Down As Jet Editor-In-Chief

After becoming the magazine’s first female editor-in-chief last April, Mira Lowe has announced her resignation from her post at Jet.  minOnline’s Steve Cohn reports that Lowe spoke to the Maynard Institute and claimed that she will move on to “pursue some personal and professional goals.”  Lowe went on to say that she repositioned Jet’s brand under parent company Johnson Publishing by adding “new voices and presiding over a new website.”

Lowe’s exit follows Johnson CEO Desiree Rogers’s hiring of Amy Dubois Barnett as editor-in-chief of Ebony back in June.  Barnett previously worked at Teen People and represents the youthful influence Rogers is looking to inject into Johnson Publishing’s titles.

Lowe’s final day at Jet will be Jan.3 and she plans to write a farewell column for the magazine’s Jan. 10 issue.

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Lunch: Charlie Rose, Joe Scarborough, and the Summer Die-Hards

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— DIANE CLEHANE

With the dog days of summer upon us, the usual suspects at Michael’s are soldiering on over their Cobb salads until it’s time to take off those last few weeks of the month to the Hamptons, Nantucket or some other sun-filled spot far from the madding crowd. In the meantime, the random celebrity sighting is keeping things interesting. Word of illusionist JB Benn‘s sleight of hand tricks that kept the crowd bedazzled last week must have gotten around the magician’s union because my spies told me that David Blaine walked in without a reservation yesterday and was bending quarters for everybody’s amusement. Just thought you’d like to know.

I was lunching today with publishing powerhouse turned Internet entrepreneur Joni Evans, whose five-month old site Wowowow.com is going great guns. Joni, who is wow’s CEO, launched the site with pals Liz Smith, Peggy Noonan, Mary Wells and Lesley Stahl for “self-assured women who are a bit too old to care what everybody thinks.” This month, Joni kicked off “The Book Party” with Judith Martin (Miss Manners) reading a collection of the classics. “It’s been incredibly well-received,” she says, and plans are in the works to expand the vertical in all sorts of interesting ways. And that’s not all — Joni tells me in the not-so-distant future the site will introduce a new fashion maven into the mix to cover style and a health vertical ‘Medicine Ball.’ The site’s content is popping up on MSN.com, Fox.com and Yahoo’s Shine. For more dish about Joni and her newfound career, check out her interview with me for our “So What Do You Do?” series coming next month …

Here’s the rundown on today’s crowd:

1. Charlie Rose and an unidentifed young blonde gal

2. Peter Brown

3. Jonathan Tisch and John Sykes

4. Michael Fuchs and Peggy Siegal

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