Facilities and Multimedia Labs

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 the SJMC School 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 Cinema.

Multimedia Labs

Note: All labs are also electronic classrooms with overhead projectors, VCR/DVD players, and sound systems.


W236 is a Mac lab with 19 Macs and a printer.

W236 Schedule


W332, the "high-end" multimedia lab, features 10 G5 PowerMacs with 23" Cinema Displays loaded with the entire Adobe Creative Suite of programs, Photoshop, Illustrator, inDesign, GoLive, and Acrobat Pro. They also have the Macromedia Studio suite of programs (Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, and Freehand) and the Apple Production Suite, including Final Cut Pro HD. This lab has an Epson Stylus Pro 4000, a high resolution, 17" wide format inkjet printer.

Please note: Lab is available for use ONLY during the Open Lab hours indicated on schedule. W332 Schedule


W336 has one PowerMac G5 tower and 18 G5 iMac computers and both color and black-and-white laser printers.

Please note: Lab is available for use ONLY during the Open Lab hours indicated on schedule. W336 Schedule


W340 is an PC lab with 19 Dell GX280 computers and a printer.

W340 Schedule

TV News Editing Lab

Nine G-4 Mac digital editing workstations equipped with the following:

  • Latest version of Final Cut Pro
  • Live-Type Production
  • Microsoft Word
  • E-Z News (for writing scripts and producing newscast rundowns)
  • Removable hard drives (to facilitate student mobility between machines in the lab)

The lab also oversees check-out procedures for the TV news field equipment:

  • 18 digital field units
  • 18 digital Panasonic XL-1 and XL-1s video camcorders
  • Wireless lavaliere and wireless hand-held microphones
  • Wired lavalieres and hand-held mics
  • Boom mics
  • 18 tripods
  • Camcorder batteries

SJMC 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 5¢ per page, and color laser printing is 50¢ per page. Printer fees for the wide format Epson 4000 have not yet been established.