Why Study Magazine Media at Drake

Award-winning publications

Drake University students have the opportunity to work on award-winning publications. Urban Plains won a 2014 Pacemaker from the Associated Collegiate Press and Drake Magazine won best website in the College Media Association’s Pinnacle Awards.

Apprenticeship program

The Meredith Apprenticeship Program gives magazine majors both academic credit and professional work experience. Meredith Corp. offers five editorial positions for magazine majors and three design positions for graphic design majors.

New York City Trip

Each spring a group of junior and senior magazine majors travels to New York City for a two-day whirlwind tour of publishing offices. Office on the star-studded schedule include: Babble, Daily Candy, Glamour, Fast Company, Vogue, Self, Esquire, and Men’s Journal.

Interested in studying Magazine Media?

Learn about the Magazine Major in the Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Latest Magazine Center News

  • Q&A with Lauren Kowalsky

    Current Job: Account Supervisor at Young & Rubicam in New York City Major: Advertising Graduated: 2008 By Hannah Powers It was during her college internships that Drake graduate Lauren Kowalsky learned that advertising was the career path meant for her. After earning her degree, she landed an ad agency job in New York City. Since then, she’s maintained the hectic […]

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  • PBS Host Alexander Heffner To Visit Drake Next Week

    It’s never too early to start speculating about the nation’s next political leaders. That’s what Alexander Heffner, host of PBS’s The Open Mind, plans to address during his campus visit to Drake University next week. His visit is part of the E.T. Meredith Center for Magazine Studies’s ongoing Visiting Professional Series. Heffner will deliver a […]

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  • Q&A with Tamra Strentz

    Current Employer: Edelman in Seattle, Washington Major: Public Relations Graduated: 1993 By Cassie Myers  Tamra Strentz spent her time at Drake University working toward a degree in Public Relations and preparing for a life in the communications field. Shortly after graduation, she worked at Edelman for almost 2 years. In 2006, she returned to the company, […]

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