RD Recap: Ellis Jones Named EIC of Vice Magazine; Jared Keller Out at Mic

The latest media hirings and firings

Revolving Door

Revolving DoorVice promotes Ellis Jones to editor-in-chief. She had been executive editor and replaces Rocco Castoro, who resigned and announced the news during a panel at the University of Chicago. According to Politico‘s Dylan Byers, Jones — who becomes the first female EIC in Vice’s 20-year history — “has effectively been serving in that role for six months.” Castoro, not one to clear up matters, simply offered that “some stuff happened, let’s say.” Alex Miller, currently EIC of the U.K. edition, is now the company’s new global head of content. He’s in charge of all the digital channels and his Twitter profile lists his interests as “hard news, soft rock,” which is fantastic…

Jared Keller loses his job at Mic after Gawker’s J.K. Trotter published multiple examples of the former Bloomberg social media editor committing plagiarism. After an internal review, Mic EIC Jake Horowitz made the decision to part ways with his news editor. Keller took to Twitter to apologize, writing in part that, “there’s no excuse for my sloppiness,” which is a strange way to say you’re sorry. The scandal claims another person as well. Chris Miles – who was once managing editor of Mic – is out as Marketwatch’s viral news editor. He was on suspension at Mic due to plagiarism concerns when he moved to the Dow Jones site… Read More