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 Cinematic Arts.
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; the Windows lab has a conventional projector.
All the multimedia labs (Mac and Windows) contain a common core of software: Microsoft Office, the complete Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (2013 release), Soundslides, Audacity, VLC, a text editor (TextWrangler or NotePad++), and an FTP client (Fetch or FileZilla). Mac labs also include Final Cut Pro X. The W332 lab includes a video-conversion software package for transcoding between video formats.
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.