The Manship School's Journalism Building brings together the best of old and new. Elements of the historic old building, including doors, hardware and building materials, were integrated into the new design. The latest video, broadcast and computer equipment let students and faculty make the most of technology. At the heart of the building is the Holliday Forum, which sits under a 2-story rotunda.
The Holliday Forum is available for lectures, symposia, presentations and meetings, and may be used by the university as well as the community. The forum is equipped with the latest technology, including a three-camera remote system and satellite capability.
A professional grade, $1.5 million studio and control room for classes and student media includes a virtual set, green-screen technology and advanced editing and production capabilities.
The Terrace offers an outdoor space for informal gatherings. It's proximity to Tiger Stadium makes the Terrace a popular spot for tailgating.
The Media Effects Lab (MEL) is a state-of-the-art experimental research lab equipped with 16 computer stations, two eye tracking stations and a living room area for research in a more natural environment.
The Public Policy Research Lab (PPRL) is dedicated to high quality data collection and analytics, with a special emphasis on survey research. Since 2001, PPRL has advanced both practical and scholarly research while playing a leadership role in public policy development in the state.
Featuring moveable t-walls, a touch screen control table, and screen walls, the cutting-edge SMAC Lab is used by faculty, students, student media, and specialty courses to track and analyze social media content, as well as create their own content and conduct academic research.