The Magazine Innovation Center works closely with the first national magazine service journalism program in the country (founded in 1984 through a grant from the Meredith Corp.) at the Meek School of Journalism & New Media. The center’s founder and director teach three courses within the program:

JOUR 401: Magazine Service Journalism

Trends in service journalism magazine publishing. Students prepare a prospectus for a new venture, including concept, editorial philosophy, competition, staff, audience, content, and budget.

JOUR 501: Magazine Service Journalism

To create multiple platforms (prototype, website, blog, APP, etc.) for a new magazine to accompany the business plan developed in Magazine Service Journalism and to learn most of the aspects of magazine production and publishing.

JOUR 553: Magazine Service Journalism

Business aspects of magazines and magazine media. Personnel management with emphasis on getting productivity and quality results from creative people.