Blogs

Opportunity for Studio Host Intern

DMA tips its hat to Lin Weaver, who has served as studio host intern for DMA’s “In the Studio” series for much of the past year. Lin has a full plate these days, and will not be hosting as much in the future, though she’s not leaving altogether. We thank her for the outstanding job she’s done, producing many segments of In the Studio (you can check those out at https://tinyurl.com/oj8yhnw).

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 11:15am

A note from the director

I’m a connect-the-dots kind of gal, and I love nothing better than connecting people and resources. I’ve been kind of giddy this past month, juiced by the huge amount of community interaction taking place under this roof.  Many dots have been connected!

Sixteen non-profits in Yolo County took part in PSA Day, and there’s a waiting list for next time. Eight will tip that waiting list; if interested, send email to info@davismedia.org. See the PSA Day collection.

Mother Falcon and Mariachi Puente made the walls shake and shimmy with their recorded performances in the DCTV studio. Tom Brousseau gave us soulful food for thought. Listen to musicians on Listening Lyrics. See the mariachi shoot here.

Internships & kids' camps

Video Production internships: Davis Media Access (DMA) has a few openings for a three-month television production internship. 

The internship is available to DJUSD students and provides hands-on experience and exposure to many aspects of community television production.  The internship focuses on coverage of DJSUD sporting and performing arts events, as a component of DMA’s partnership with DJUSD Educational Access Television Channel 17.

Community Events & Notices

County broadband survey : Equitable and affordable broadband access is a community media policy issue. Broadband adoption is slow in many areas of Yolo County and the county is taking action, embarking on a collaborative broadband planning study coordinated by Yolo LAFCo. The study aims to help determine Yolo County can best ensure that our businesses, residents, and community anchor institutions have access to affordable, high-quality and high-speed broadband services that will meet their long-term needs.

DMA is pleased to partner with the County and LAFCo to help get the word out about the survey. There’s one survey for residences, one for businesses, and the links are here: http://www.yolocounty.org/general-government/yolo-lafco/shared-services-initiative/yolo-broadband

From the director

From the pace our staff and volunteers set in January, 2014 promises to be a most exciting year. We just hosted a concert in the DCTV studio on Feb. 4, in collaboration with the Davis Live Music Collective; we’ll record Congressman John Garamendi’s Town Hall forum Feb. 8 in Davis; help approximately 15 Yolo County non-profits to create public service announcements in the TV studio Feb. 12-13; and produce a plethora of local election programming for the June election.

Election coverage

DMA will produce “Meet the Candidates” for Davis and Yolo County contested races in the June election, as well as Assembly and Congressional races affecting Davis. We’ll also partner with other local non-partisan groups, and record local elections forums as resources permit. If you know of an election forum planned in the next few months that you would like covered, please contact Autumn via info@davismedia.org. We record these first-come, first served, as resources allow.

County broadband survey

Equitable and affordable broadband access is a community media policy issue. Broadband adoption is slow in many areas of Yolo County and the county is taking action, embarking on a collaborative broadband planning study coordinated by Yolo LAFCo. The study aims to help determine Yolo County can best ensure that our businesses, residents, and community anchor institutions have access to affordable, high-quality and high-speed broadband services that will meet their long-term needs.