Student Magazines

Ball Bearings
Brad King: Ball Bearings is a student-run magazine at Ball State that covers regional and global topics in our print and online platforms. By integrating all forms of media, we create compelling narratives that give readers a modern take on the world around them. The print edition is published once a semester, and the online magazine is updated weekly.

Brink is produced by students at the Clay Felker Magazine Center in the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.

The Burr
The Burr is Kent State University's general interest magazine.

Curio magazine is published each spring by students in the School of Media Arts and Design program at James Madison University.

Drake University
Lee Jolliffe: We were one of the first magazines to go online with a fully designed student magazine. We've been lucky since then in having so much Meredith Corp. support for our labs and software. To see what our faculty members are up to, click on links below the floating banner.

Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin: Our approach is to create a website with completely distinct (but related content) while we produce the print magazine. The students update the website daily for about 12 of the 15 weeks during the semester. (It takes about three weeks to get it up and running.) Then, when the print magazine is published, we add the issue version of it to the website.

Flux Magazine
Flux features stories about the Northwest by students at the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication.

The magazine and website are produced by graduate journalism students at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. The target audience is 20-somethings with an interest in geek, online, and gaming cultures.

Image Magazine
Founded in 1973, Image is a general interest magazine produced by Texas Christian University students. It is printed once a semester.

A website supplements the print edition of Inside, a student media publication at Indiana University, Bloomington. Inside is published in print four times a year.

Istanbul Stories
Mary D'Ambrosio: Here's the latest edition of a multimedia magazine our students produce in Turkey each summer. It's a joint project of San Francisco State University and the journalism study abroad institute IEI Media.

Jayplay Archives
Carol Holstead: This is a link to the PDF archives of the University of Kansas' weekly campus magazine, Jayplay. Stories are also on the magazine website, which is part of

Peggy Watt: Students at Western Washington produce this general interest magazine in both print and online form, with additional stories online.

The Syracuse University Military Photojournalism class of 2009 produced MPJ. The class included 15 military students representing all four branches of the United States military.

North by Northwestern
Founded in 2006, North by Northwestern is Northwestern University’s leading independent online publication. It's updated around the clock with stories about campus and culture.

Orange & Blue
Ted Spiker: At the University of Florida each semester’s class chooses a one-word theme for the issue (such as Fear, Sweat, Black, and so forth) and uses that theme to build a lineup of stories with diverse interpretations of that word. O&B has been a print magazine since 1985, but in fall 2011 the class produced both a print version and a digital magazine with various multimedia elements.

The Perpignan Project
Mary D'Ambrosio: IEI Media runs summer media programs in a half-dozen countries, each centered around a media project. The program in France produces an annual web documentary about Perpignan.

The Planet
Peggy Watt: Students at Western Washington University publish this environmental issues magazine in both print and online form, with additional stories online.

Elizabeth Hendrickson: Each semester the magazine industry workshop creates print and two different online formats of the University of Tennessee College of Communication and Information alumni magazine. Back issues are archived here:

Southeast Ohio
Ellen Gerl: At Ohio University we have used the online site for Web-exclusive material. Our plan is to publish online the 48-page print magazine about a month after it has been sold at area newsstands.

Urbino Now Magazine
Mary D'Ambrosio: IEI Media runs summer media programs in a half-dozen countries, each centered around a media project. The magazine program in Italy generates a travel magazine about Italy's Marche region.

Bob Stepno: Here's the current incarnation of Radford University's Whim magazine. There is no print edition, but I tracked down archives going back to 1997 to help out after students switched software platforms (and tech staff) and lost track of the older sites:

Many thanks to Bob Stepno for supplying the names and URLs of many of the student magazines listed above.