On July 17th, leaders from across Humboldt County participated in the “Future of Community Information” workshop, a discussion of information accessibility issues designed to advance projects that will increase civic engagement. The meeting was part of Access Humboldt’s ongoing effort to develop next-generation local media, supported in part by a grant from the John. S. and James L. Knight Foundation. read more »
Posted April 23rd, 2013 by Lilach
On Thursday, May 9, filmmaker Chad Ross will be sharing his “Art Meets Storytelling” projects such as the film “100 Elephants,” an excerpt of his documentary “Walking Dreams,” as well as his recent commercial work for Nike and Chanel as part of the continuing series Local Filmmakers Night. read more »
Original video games created by students in the spring 2013 interACTIVE! Play workshop series at Dream Quest Teen and Youth Center in Willow Creek, CA.
Posted March 30th, 2013 by Lilach
Spring is here and so is Access Humboldt's Birthday!
Come celebrate with us for a potluck mixer. Bring a friend to the Orientation at 10am, show off the facility, and stick around for some food and conversation. Don't forget to bring your home made dish or store bought treat! read more »
Posted February 7th, 2013 by Lilach
What do angry birds, a talking dog, and an information scavenger hunt have in common? The creative minds and fresh perspectives of Humboldt County's next generation of media makers! On Thursday, March 21st Local Filmmakers Night will feature films, documentaries, and interactive projects that were produced by K-12 students in Access Humboldt youth programs. read more »
Posted February 7th, 2013 by Anonymous
Every March, Access Humboldt joins in Sunshine Week and Freedom of Information celebrations - sharing with Humboldt County California and our Redwood Coast community - encouraging individuals to participate in a just and open democracy.
A live televised Sunshine Week 2013 Forum will air on March 13, 2013 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at Access Humboldt's Community Media Center on Eureka High School campus. Guest speakers from the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) will be joined by local news luminaries and a live studio audience to discuss the "Future State of Local News."
Access Humboldt supports a healthy, sustainable information ecosystem for the North Coast, endorsing and implementing the conclusions and recommendations of the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy (http://knightcomm.org) .
Along with Knight Foundation (http://knightfdn.org), we share three important objectives:
_A. Maximizing the Availability of Relevant and Credible Information
__B. Enhancing the Information Capacity of Individuals; and,
__C. Promoting Public Engagement
Sunshine Week 2013 Forum on Wednesday March 13th at 7:00pm will feature speakers from the Center for Investigative Reporting and local news media luminaries discussing "Future State of Local News."
Access Humboldt's Sunshine Week activities also include public forums and televised interview segments with local media leaders, government figures, educators, and other open government advocates. Interviewed guests from past years include Carolyn Crnich, County Clerk, Recorder and Registrar of Voters; Kevin Hoover, Editor and Publisher of the Arcata Eye; Jack Durham, Editor and Publisher of McKinleyville Press; Roy Frostenson, General Manager of KIEM News Channel 3; Marcy Burstiner, Assistant Professor of Journalism & Mass Communication at HSU; Thadeus Greenson, Staff Writer for The Times-Standard; and Hank Sims, of Lost Coast Communications.
Watch Sunshine Week segments at http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=%28Access%20Humboldt%29%20AND%20...
Watch our 2012 Sunshine Week Forum: "The Future of Broadcast Media" here: http://archive.org/details/AH-BroadcastersPanel
Open Local Government Meetings
Regular local Government Meeting can be viewed on Access Humboldt channel 10 (on Suddenlink cable system). View government meeting schedule here: http://accesshumboldt.net/site/civic-channel-10
We are looking for community collaboration to celebrate Sunshine Week and Freedom Of Information Day. If you want to participate, sponsor the program or just be a part of the preparations let us know at email@example.com
What is Sunshine Week?
Sunshine Week is a national initiative to open a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. Participants include print, broadcast and online news media, civic groups, libraries, nonprofits, schools and others interested in the public's right to know. (from sunshineweek.org)
What is The Freedom of Information Act?
Commonly known as the FOIA, was enacted by Congress in 1966 to give the American public greater access to the Federal Government's records. (from fcc.gov/foia/).
Freedom of Information Day is celebrated on March 16, which is the birthday of 4th US President James Madison. Madison represented Virginia at the Constitutional Convention assembled at Philadelphia. read more »
Posted January 11th, 2013 by tracyjf
Wednesday Brown Bag Lunch Presentations & Discussions, 4th Wednesdays, offered by Humboldt State University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) program. [FREE for OLLI members!] read more »
Posted September 27th, 2012 by Lilach
at Eureka Woman’s Club 1531 J St. Eureka.
This special evening is our celebration of "freedom of expression" so bring a friend, your family, and a treat to share with your fellow members. Support, promote and participate!
Access Media Speech Challenge read more »
Posted September 26th, 2012 by tracyjf
Per the Access Humboldt Bylaws we hold a Membership meeting AND an Organizational meeting annually during the month of October. The meeting will be held at the Eureka Woman's Club, 1531 J Street, Eureka. (walking distance from the Community Media Center). The meetings will be followed by a Membership party on-site. Agenda attached below.
Welcome hackers, gamers, mixers, and tech-wizards! Presented here are the results of the first-ever interACTIVE! Media+Arts camp, developed by Access Humboldt for Dream Quest Teen and Youth Center in Willow Creek, CA. Explore our gifs, games, radio plays . . . [+much more] Thanxx so much to the awesome creative team: Silas / Jules / Sariah / Angel / Maile / Adrian / Nathan / Freeman / + Timmy read more »