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

  • What’s Keeping Drake Journalism Students Busy This Summer

    Just because the semester is over doesn’t mean Drake journalism students are slowing down! Many have landed big internships and post-grad jobs. Check out where SJMC students and graduates are headed. Internships Olivia Albers – E-Commerce Intern at Better Homes & Gardens in Des Moines Hannah Bruneman – Copy-Flow Coordinator in Meredith Special Interest Media and Editorial […]

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  • Courtney Fishman Lands Prestigious ASME Internship for Summer 2015

    The first time Courtney Fishman went to New York City, she was 13 days old. Since then, she’s been itching to go back. This summer, she will. The junior magazine and public relations double major was selected for the American Society of Magazine Editors’ competitive Magazine Internship program. Each year, hundreds of college students from […]

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  • Maggie Dickman Earns Karyl Van Memorial Scholarship

    Maggie Dickman, a current sophomore magazine major, has earned the Karyl Van Memorial Scholarship and will start working in the E.T. Meredith Center for Magazine Studies this fall. Maggie is no stranger to the Magazine Center. This past fall, she helped updated the Center’s website and assisted in organizing the Visiting Professionals Series. “I am […]

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