Classrooms & 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.


Mac Lab

Mac Lab GAB 305
Location: General Academic Building (GAB) 305
Phone: (940) 565-4637
Hours: Fall, Spring, and Summer 1 Only
Mon–Wed 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Thurs 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fri 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat Closed
Sun 1 p.m.to 8 p.m.

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.  B/W and color printing is offered for class use only along with scanners, headphones, Blu-ray burners, and other peripherals. The facility also houses two Dell Windows PCs for use on specialized assignments by broadcast students.

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


Jack Tinsley Reporting Classroom & Lab

Writing Lab GAB 112
Location: 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 111
Location: 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.


Mac Lab Journalism Classroom

Image of Mac Lab Classroom Room 319
Location: 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.


Broadcast News Lab

Image of Broadcast News GAB Room 101
Location: 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.