In January 2005, the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication moved into its new home in the Adler Building just north of the Main Library. The building was named in memory of Philip D. Adler (BA 1926) after his family gave SJMC a major gift. Adler was publisher of the Quad-City Times (of Davenport) and a longtime supporter of the UI until his death in 1994. The Adler Building is also home to The Daily Iowan, the UI's award-winning student-run newspaper, and the Department of Cinematic Arts.

Multimedia Labs

Note: All labs are also electronic classrooms with Elmo overhead projectors, Blu-ray/DVD players, and sound systems. Mac labs have twin HDTV-capable displays for projection.

W236 AJB
W236 is a Mac lab with 20 iMacs (purchased in summer 2014), a black-and-white laser printer and a color laser printer.
W236 Schedule

W332 AJB
W332, our "high-end" multimedia lab, features 20 iMacs (purchased in summer 2015) with 27" displays. The room also contains a black-and-white laser printer and a color laser printer.
W332 Schedule

W336 AJB
W336 is a Mac Lab with 20 iMacs (purchased in summer 2017), a black-and-white laser printer and a color laser printer.
W336 Schedule

W340 AJB
W340 is an Mac lab with 20  iMacs (purchased in summer 2016), a black-and-white laser printer and a color laser printer.
W340 Schedule

Student Center (E350)
The Student Center has 12 iMacs available for general use with the same software as available in the classrooms, a black-and-white laser printer and a color laser printer. For more information, visit the Student Center page.


All the multimedia labs contain a common core of software: Microsoft Office, the complete Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (2017 release), Final Cut Pro X, Audacity, VLC, text editors (TextWrangler, Brackets, BBEdit), and SFTP clients (Fetch, Cyberduck, FileZilla).

TV News Editing Lab

The TV News Editing Lab contains the following equipment:

  • Mac Pro computers
    • Adobe CS6 Package
      • Bridge
      • Photoshop
      • Premiere Pro
      • Audition
      • After Effects
      • Encore
      • Dreamweaver
      • Flash
      • Illustrator
      • InDesign
      • Media Encoder
      • SpeedGrade
    • Final Cut Pro Studio
      • FCP7
      • Compressor
      • Soundtrack
      • Motion
      • Quicktime
      • Color
      • Cinema Tools
      • DVD Studio
    • Microsoft Office
      • Word
      • Excel
      • Power Point
  • TricasterXD-850 Live Virtual Set Design for Remote Productions
  • E-Z News stations for producing/writing/prompting
  • Behringer Xenyx X1832USB Sound Mixer
  • Sony 77B lavaliere microphones
  • XLR cables
  • Studio cameras with professional tripods on pedestals
  • Recording capture station
  • Panasonic AG-150 HMC video camcorders
  • Hand-held microphones
  • Sennheiser wireless microphones
  • Boom poles
  • Lowell Lights kits with umbrellas and barndoors
  • Sachlter & Proline tripods with fluid heads
  • Panasonic Mini-DV tape decks
  • NTSC monitors

Printing Fees

To help meet the expenses of operating its computer labs, the School charges students for printing. Fees are charged to a student's U-Bill via their HawkID numbers. Black-and-white laser printing is $0.05 per page, and color laser printing is $0.50 per page.