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Studios and Labs

The Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism is committed to providing students with the latest technology required to succeed in the fast-paced journalism profession. These computer classrooms and facilities, all located in the General Academics Building (GAB), offer state-of-the-art technology and the most current software applications.

Mayborn Computer Lab Rules & Policies

Mac Lab

Mac Lab GAB 305Location: Sycamore Hall (SYC) 226
Phone: (940) 565-4637

The Mac Lab was founded and originally funded by long-time journalism professor Jim Rogers and is available for all Mayborn School of Journalism students.

Located within the Mac Lab are current iMacs installed with specialized software relevant for print production, photojournalism, broadcast news, advertising, and public relations. Some titles include InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Final Cut, Adobe Premiere, Audacity, iLife, iWork, and Photo Mechanic. Black & white as well as color printing are offered for class use only. Also available for use are scanners, headphones, Blu-ray burners, card readers, and other peripherals. The facility also houses four Dell Windows PCs for use on specialized assignments by broadcast students.

Lab assistants are on hand to assist and answer questions about software applications.

Broadcast News Lab

Image of Broadcast News GAB Room 101Location:
General Academic Building (GAB) 101

Used by broadcast news and online journalism courses and their associated audio and video editing labs. Students in this classroom shoot and edit video for internet and TV news broadcast programs on NTDaily TV and on the campus station Denton Community TV (DCTV), operated by the Mayborn School of Journalism. Students have access to current Windows computers equipped with audio and video editing software such as Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, Audiacity, and more. Digital cameras, camcorders and audio recording equipment are available for student checkout.

Jack Tinsley Reporting Classroom & Lab

Writing Lab GAB 112Location:
General Academic Building (GAB) 112

Lab hours are scheduled each semester based on courses offered.

The reporting classroom is used for introductions to media writing, news editing and reporting practice classes and their associated writing labs. Students have access to current iMacs installed with relevant software. This facility is used to write and edit stories for class assignments and the UNT student newspaper, The North Texas Daily. This gives students a unique newsroom experience and the opportunity to excel in their journalism career at UNT.

Visual Journalism Lab

Image of Photojournalism Classroom GAB Room 111Location:
General Academic Building (GAB) 111

Lab hours are scheduled each semester based on courses offered.

The visual journalism lab/classroom is used primarily for multimedia storytelling, public relations courses and others. Students have access to current iMacs installed with software for photo/video editing and magazine layout. Some of these titles include Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, InDesign, Photo Mechanic, and Audacity. Digital cameras, camcorders, and other peripherals are also available for appropriate classes.

Journalism Equipment Checkout

Image of NT Daily Radio Room 111-NLocation:
General Academic Building (GAB) 111-N

Hours are scheduled each semester based on project need.

Students taking approved classes may checkout necessary equipment for project use within this facility. This includes still cameras, camcorders, voice recorders, and other peripherals. Basic checkout periods are 3-hours and must be for class project use only. Instructors will assign appropriate equipment for checkout.

Equipment Checkout Room Rules & Policies.

Mac Lab Journalism Classroom

Image of Mac Lab Classroom Room 319Location:
General Academic Building (GAB) 319

Classroom for introductory journalism courses such as Instruction in Software Applications Used Within the Journalism Profession, Writing for Broadcast News Media, Advanced Broadcast News Writing and Reporting, Online Journalism and Public Relations Writing. The classroom is equipped with current iMacs installed with software such as InDesign, Photoshop, Final Cut, iLife, iWork, Dreamweaver, and Microsoft Office.

NTDaily Radio

Image of NT Daily Radio Room 101-CLocation:
General Academic Building (GAB) 101-C

Lab used for news and specialty show production, and various approved live or pre-recorded interview programs. Available to all Journalism students through an application process for regular sports, features, interview and other news programming. For more information, visit http://ntdailyradio.com

DCTV - NTDaily TV Studio

Image of TV Studio Room 115Location:
General Academic Building (GAB) 117

The TV studio is home of the Denton Community TV & NTDaily TV. Mostly used by Mayborn Broadcast Journalism students and City of Denton for television production. The studio is available for interested students and Denton residents. For more information, visit http://dentonctv.com

Frank W. and Sue Mayborn

During his life, Frank W. Mayborn promoted journalism excellence. His wife, Sue Mayborn, continues this tradition. UNT has been the beneficiary of these efforts.

Read about our benefactors Frank W. and Sue Mayborn