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 teaches three courses within the program:

Magazine Service Journalism
(Jour 401)
Trends in service journalism magazine publishing. Students prepare a prospectus for a new venture, including concept, editorial philosophy, competition, staff, audience, content, and budget.

Magazine Service Journalism
(Jour 501)
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.

Magazine Service Journalism
(Jour 553)
Business aspects of magazines and magazine media. Personnel management with emphasis on getting productivity and quality results from creative people.

Magazine Innovation Center • Meek School of Journalism and New Media • 114 Farley Hall • University, MS • 38677