Autumn Labbe-Renault

Davis Media Access: Empowering youth through media

Is there any time in life where our fear of making mistakes, of standing out, of being judged by others is stronger than when we are young? Coupled with a culture that saturates youth with messages about how to “be” in the world, it can be a dangerous time of feeling powerless and “less than.” […]

September 25, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Davis Media Access: Fundraising campaign enters the final lap

I say this every May, but it remains true: We’re up to our (camera) lenses in community-building here at Davis Media Access — and that’s just how we like it! Here’s a quick look at items of note: * Local productions: You can view these programs on DCTV Channel 15 on the Comcast system, or […]

May 28, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Davis Media Access brings community TV, radio

By Autumn Labbe-Renault Special to The Enterprise Every week at Davis Media Access is different. As I write, we’re expecting a visit from singer-songwriter Colin Gilmore. Gilmore grew up in Lubbock, Texas, spending many nights as a child in nightclubs like Stubbs, where he witnessed songwriters like Joe Ely, Terry Allen, and his own father, […]

September 28, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Media Access: Generosity makes things happen

Whether through my work with Davis Media Access or with other community involvements, I so often feel like a professional cajoler, encouraging people to “please show up/participate/make your voice heard/support this work/contribute.” In a community of caring folks, I am in good company! But this month, I’m just going to share good news and provide […]

June 26, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Davis Media Access: Mother Falcon, mariachi and elections, oh my!

Last month, I wrote about the Washington, D.C., Circuit Court’s ruling on net neutrality, placing it in context of a landscape in which media consolidation has diminished relevant content for consumers while driving up prices. Soon after, news of Comcast’s bid to buy out Time-Warner surfaced, and this week, Netflix paid Comcast an undisclosed sum […]

February 27, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Davis Media Access: How did we get here?

Questions last week about the Washington, D.C., Circuit Court’s ruling on net neutrality led me down a rabbit hole as people asked me, “How did things get to this point?” I wrote a blog post about that ruling, which you can read at http://davismedia.org/content/media-musings-net-neutrality-broadband-adoption, but this month I’ll take a look back at some of […]

January 30, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Davis Media Access: Holiday fare available at KDRT, DCTV and online

Like most people, I’m working to put the wrap on 2013 and scurrying to get all my holiday preparations made. As I write this, it’s still well within the “festive season,” so I thought I’d share some of the holiday-themed media recently produced by community volunteers and Davis Media Access. Programs are archived at http://kdrt.org, […]

December 26, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Davis Media Access: Tales of teens, Dracula, UCD students and music

Last month I wrote about some of the big-picture accomplishments of Davis Media Access and the 25-year history of community media in Davis. At its core, community media is about telling the stories of those who live in a given community, using media tools to help them give voice to their concerns, visions, hopes and […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Davis Media Access: 25 years of creating community through media

The day on which I’m writing this (Sept. 24) happens to be the ninth anniversary of intrepid noncommercial radio station KDRT-LP, 95.7 FM on the radio dial in Davis, and http://kdrt.org worldwide. Reflecting on KDRT’s origins and Davis Media Access’ upcoming 25th anniversary leaves me with a sense of wonder and pride at what we’ve […]

September 27, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Davis Media Access fits our town well

I have an old Nancy Griffith song playing in my head, one about turning around, metaphorically, to see a young girl growing to a woman, but I’m applying it to the grand arc of this year. It was January the last time I turned around, wasn’t it? It wasn’t, of course, and now here we […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

Davis Media Access ends year on high notes

June is the busiest month of the year — at least until September arrives. But really, in the life of Davis Media Access, the nonprofit community media center serving Davis and Yolo County, June has shaped up to knock all other months out of the park. Here’s a look at what’s been happening in the […]

June 27, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Davis Media Access: Strength in localism

I’m pleased to share with you Davis Media Access’ annual report and financials for 2011-12, available at davismedia.org/content/davis-media-access-annual-and-financial-reports. The report helps us tell the big-picture story of where DMA fits in, both locally and in the larger community media movement. It illustrates how we leverage limited resources in support of a really big mission — […]

February 28, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Davis Media Access: Meet the candidates and see the forums

Special to The Enterprise Seems just yesterday it was June and I was writing about election coverage. Though the importance of Nov. 6 is known nationally, I’m focused closer to home. I’ve just finished fielding several comments regarding a post I made recently on a national listserv, wherein I talked about the connection between local […]

September 30, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Media Access: Connecting people, changing lives

Special to The Enterprise Late summer finds us putting the wrap on several projects and relationships here at Davis Media Access, as well as planning for the future. In no particular order, here’s a quick look at events at your community media center: * Patrick Shearer has been interning this summer as host for “In […]

July 27, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

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