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 Trina Burton

    Current Employer: Project Manager for Amplify Solutions, Inc. at Microsoft Major: Public Relations with an English minor Graduated: 1983 By Avery Gregurich Trina Burton’s 31-year career as a project manager has included jobs with diverse companies including Humana, T-Mobile, and the Kaufman Foundation. She currently lives and works in Redmond, Washington, as a contracted Project Manager for Microsoft. Where […]

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  • Q&A with Adam Ghassemi

    Current Job: Report/Anchor at CBS affiliate WTVF Channel 5 news in Nashville, Tennessee Major: Broadcast News and Information Systems Graduation: 2004 By Heather Kilby Since graduating from Drake in 2004, Adam Ghassemi has traveled the country doing what he loves: broadcast news. On his journey, he’s covered stories from severe car crashes to high-profile court cases […]

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  • Sharpen Your Social Media Skills in Spring Workshops

    In April, Professor Chris Snider will teach students and the Des Moines community about social media and Snapchat in two hands-on workshops. The first will focus on understanding how businesses and other organizations should use Twitter and Facebook. Participants will learn specifics like what and when to share, as well as how to analyze data […]

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