Davis Media Access: Reimagining public media

Special to The Enterprise I write extensively about media policy in this country, and read even more. Still, I was quite surprised reading a June 21 article in the Columbia Journalism Review in which Davis Media Access is held up — among a mere handful of community media centers across the country — as part […]

DMA takes June orientation ‘on location’

Davis Media Access offers a free orientation to its programs and services each month. Generally held at DMA’s studios on Fifth Street, this month’s orientation will take place instead at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. DMA is the nonprofit community media center whose main projects are […]

Davis Media Access: Election coverage in full swing

Special to The Enterprise I first came to Davis Media Access — then Davis Community Television — in late 1995. I was in charge of our college interns and with them produced hours of community-centered programming every week. I believe 1996 was my first taste of local election programming. I watched in fascination as more […]

KDVS fund drive continues through Sunday

Campus/community radio station KDVS — heard over the air at 90.3 FM, and available internationally at www.kdvs.org — is in the midst of its annual fundraising drive, with a goal of $64,000 in pledges by the end of the day Sunday. KDVS, which has studios in Lower Freeborn Hall on the UC Davis campus, broadcasts […]

UC Berkeley’s Daily Cal faces funding issues

By Carolyn Said UC Berkeley freshman Kak Wong pecked away at a laptop at a campus polling station outside Dwinelle Hall on Wednesday, casting his votes for student leaders and ballot initiatives on the second day of a three-day student government election. He was perplexed to hear afterward that one of the ballot initiatives, which would charge each student […]

Enterprise photographer honored for pepper-spray shot

Davis Enterprise photographer Wayne Tilcock won first place for his photo of the pepper-spraying of Occupy UC Davis protesters on the UCD Quad last November in the annual competition held by the San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association. Tilcock competed in the category of Occupy Wall Street Movement photography, in which photographers from Reuters, […]

Stay tuned to DMA to connect to the community

My mantra as I talk to folks about Davis Media Access is “DMA builds community.” The more we know about each other, the better informed and more compassionate we’ll be. It’s the touchstone I return to, and it’s what keeps me doing this work. This month I’m reporting about local election coverage; digital literacy opportunities for […]

Davis survey seeks suggestions for free Internet-related classes

The Davis Community Network is asking the public to suggest topics for its spring lineup of free classes in areas related to the Internet. Toward that end, the nonprofit invites people who live or work in Davis or the surrounding area to take a short survey at www2.dcn.org/dcn/classes/survey. Previous classes have ranged from “Internet Tools for […]

Kids can learn TV production, animation

Summer may be months away, but it’s time to sign up for Davis Media Access’ popular Kid Vid Camp and Animation Camp. Kid Vid Camp is a one-week session in media production for youths ages 10-13. Participants will learn how to produce a program in DMA’s television studio, including storyboarding, operating cameras and sound equipment, […]

UC spent $100,000 on consultant after pepper-spraying

The University of California has paid about $100,000 to a crisis communications consultant to assist UC Davis as the campus coped with fallout from the pepper-spraying of protesters. Until 2010, that same consultant, a division of Marsh Risk Consulting, had ties to Kroll Inc.— the outside firm hired by UC to provide an independent account […]

Davis Media Access: Building a studio = building community

Special to The Enterprise Here’s the scene these days at Davis Media Access: Visitors walk into the television studio, pause, and … cue big smiles. The studio renovations I’ve been writing about for months are complete, and the smiles are the result of the studio’s visual impact. Gone are the plastic plants, the waiting-room furniture […]

Dr. G goes ‘Heart to Heart’

“Heart to Heart” with Dr. G, a psychotherapist and life coach, can be heard at 4 p.m. Thursday on KDRT, 95.7 FM. The show will replay at noon Friday. Dr. G offers practical and compassionate approaches to help you live life “in the light,” even when times are rough and the spirit is challenged. Calls […]

‘Espressoism’ painter on ‘Davisville’

Matthew Harral, whose paintings with coffee have been exhibited at two Davis businesses so far, appears on the latest “Davisville” to discuss his art, what draws him to Davis, why he paints with coffee and what comes next. Harral has worked as a karaoke host, in radio, in landscape design and as a cosmetics salesperson […]

Start the year with ‘Heart to Heart’

“If you are seeking to be your gentler, kinder, light-hearted self this year, even in the midst of change and challenge, tune in to ‘Heart to Heart’ at 4 p.m. Wednesday,” says Dr. G., a psychotherapist and life coach who hosts the radio show. The show airs at 4 p.m. Wednesday and replays at noon […]