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 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; 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.


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, our "high-end" multimedia lab, features 20 iMacs (purchased in summer 2011) with 27" displays. These machines are outfitted with a USB and FireWire 400 hubs for more convenient connections of still and video cameras to the machines. The room also contains a black-and-white laser printer and a color laser printer.

W332 Schedule


W336 is a Mac Lab with 20 iMacs (purchased in summer 2012), a black-and-white laser printer and a color laser printer.

W336 Schedule


W340 is an Windows lab with 20 Dell Optiplex 9020 All-in-one computers with touch screens (purchased in summer 2013), a black-and-white laser printer and a color laser printer.

W340 Schedule


TV News Editing Lab

SJMC 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

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.