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Visiting Professional Series Welcomes Joe Pulizzi

On Wednesday, October 25 at 7 p.m., the E.T. Meredith Center for Magazine Studies will host Joe Pulizzi—author, speaker, and founder of the Content Marketing Institute—for our Visiting Professional Series. Pulizzi recently published his fifth book, “Killing Marketing,” in which he discusses how innovative companies are killing marketing as we know it, and instead replacing […]

Spring 2017 workshops on social media, Premiere Pro and 360-degree video

The E.T. Meredith Center for Magazine Studies at Drake University will be sponsoring three workshops taught by professor Chris Snider this semester. The workshops will include: Saturday, Feb. 11: 2017 Social Media Strategies Workshop Saturday, March 4: Smartphone Video + Premiere Workshop Wednesday, April 5: 360-Degree Photography and Video Workshop Get more information or sign […]

Visiting Professional Series – Carlos Ibarra

On Tuesday, February 16 at 7 p.m., the E.T. Meredith Center for Magazine Studies will host Carlos Ibarra — producer, writer, actor and runner — for our Visiting Professional Series. Ibarra and a small team of young filmmakers produced a short documentary series, “Run Carlos Run,” that features Ibarra’s run across America and the stories […]

Spring 2016 workshops on new digital tools, video and social media

Professor Chris Snider will be teaching three workshops this spring sponsored by the E.T. Meredith Center for Magazine Studies at Drake University. The workshops will include: Saturday, Feb. 20: Social Media Strategies Workshop Saturday, March 5: Hands-on with New Digital Tools Wednesday, April 3: Hands-on smartphone video workshop Get more information or sign up on […]

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 […]

Ed2010 Campus Chapter Comes to Drake

In case you missed it, Drake magazine majors met on Tuesday night for Ed2010 campus chapter’s first meeting. The new organization, headed by Jeff Nelson, is seeking to grant magazine students more networking opportunities with editors and writers across the country. At the meeting, Nelson discussed future plans for the chapter, including multiple speakers from […]

Eric Etheridge on Journalism

By Hali Ortega During a recent visit to campus to talk about his book “Breach of Peace,” Eric Etheridge met with about 40 magazine majors to talk about his experiences as a magazine editor. Etheridge has worked for The Nation, Rolling Stone, and Harper’s. He also was an editor (along with John F. Kennedy Jr.) […]

Magazine Internship Panel

The magazine center hosted its annual intern panel Wednesday night. Magazines majors Jeff Nelson, Lauren Turner, Laura Wittren, Megan Stein, Erika Owen, Katie Minnick and Monica Worsley spoke about their various summer 2012 internship experiences in front of an audience of their peers. For the first time the center live streamed the event and the entire […]

Cutting Edge Advice from the Pros

On Wednesday evening, about 60 students gathered in Meredith Hall to participate in a panel discussion called “The Cutting Edge” with six professionals from the Des Moines area. The panelists included David Zawilinski, sports anchor and reporter for WOI-TV; his wife, Kaelin Zawilinski, editorial manager at; Sarah Day Owen, online entertainment editor for the […]