American Society of Magazine Editors

VICE’S ELLIS JONES WINS ASME YALE PUBLISHING COURSE SCHOLARSHIP

May 22, 2017

New York (May 22, 2017)—The Yale School of Management and the American Society of Magazine Editors are pleased to announce that Ellis Jones, editor in chief of VICE Magazine, has received the 2017 ASME scholarship to the Yale Publishing Course “Leadership Strategies in Magazine Media” program at Yale University.

Jones is the magazine’s first woman editor in chief, having started at VICE as an intern in 2008. Under her leadership, VICE has been nominated for back-to-back GLAAD Awards and was nominated for the National Magazine Award for Best Single-Topic Issue for the 2015 Prison Issue of the magazine.

Jones leads a team of five, allowing the magazine to stay lean while producing a level of quality that rivals media organizations with much larger budgets and resources. She has attracted praise from peers in the industry and was profiled in a 2015 piece in New York magazine.

VICE founder and CEO Shane Smith, who championed Jones’ candidacy, praised her immense determination and skill as an editor. “After taking over as editor in chief,” Smith said, “[Jones] tackled a complete redesign of the magazine as well as developing a new direction and voice to reflect our mission at VICE, which is to tell important untold stories from across the globe. “

“We were extremely impressed with the passion, intelligence and dedication that Ellis Jones brings to her work,” said Tina C. Weiner, director of the Yale Publishing Course, “and with her desire to advance her knowledge and managerial skills as she leads her team forward in expanding VICE’s reputation for quality journalism.”

With the ASME scholarship, Jones will join a select group of publishing industry leaders in the week-long Yale Publishing Course at the Yale School of Management. The program is one of the most prestigious professional development courses in the publishing industry, combining industry practitioners with core management training.

The course will include lectures and workshops with distinguished Yale School of Management faculty and innovative industry leaders, including Michael Clinton and Joanna Coles, Hearst Magazines; Cindi Lieve, Glamour; Kim Kelleher, Conde Nast; Corby Kummer, The Atlantic; Jay Lauf, Quartz; and David Wan, Harvard Business Review.

The American Society of Magazine Editors is the principal organization for magazine journalists in the United States. The members of ASME include the editorial leaders of most major consumer and business magazines published in print and on digital platforms. Founded in 1963, ASME works to defend the First Amendment, protect editorial independence and support the development of journalism. ASME sponsors the National Magazine Awards for Print and Digital Media in association with the Columbia Journalism School and publishes the ASME Guidelines for Editors and Publishers.