Drake University has a tradition of producing leaders in the magazine industry. The E.T. Meredith Center for Magazine Studies is an important resource for the Drake community, encouraging the study of current as well as historical issues through the Center's Resource Room and through special events on campus.

Part of Drake's accredited School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the magazine program enjoys a partnership with Meredith Corporation, publisher of leading national magazines, including circulation giants Better Homes & Gardens and Ladies' Home Journal.