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 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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  • Q&A with Lindsay Scarpello

    Current Employer: Social Media Manager for Parallels in Seattle, Washington Major: Magazines and Writing Graduated: 2012  By Chance Hoener What prepared Lindsay Scarpello for her career? Her experiences while she was still at college. Working on the Drake Magazine staff and interning at Meredith Corporation for three years gave her career a kickstart; her focus guided […]

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  • Q&A with Skylar Bergl

    Current Employer: Complex Media in New York City Major: Magazine Journalism Graduated: 2012 By Paige Ernste Skylar Bergl found a way to combine his love of fashion and magazine journalism in a city known for its style: New York City. Skylar landed an internship at Popular Mechanics in New York the summer before his senior year, […]

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