Posted October 13th, 2010 by seanm
Eureka, CA - Access Humboldt’s community media channels provide a free platform for political speech in the community.
While the broadcast TV rules for “equal time” and the “Fairness Doctrine” do not apply to community access channels, there is a clear standard: “Equal opportunity” is afforded for all views to be expressed. On the community channels of Access Humboldt, you will see programs presented by local residents, including programs that promote a candidate or a particular cause. read more »
Posted March 31st, 2013 by seanm
Access Humboldt joins a national call for President Obama to name a public interest advocate to chair the Federal Communications Commission. read more »
Posted March 8th, 2013 by seanm
Access Humboldt joins Dream Quest in offering digital spring workshops for youth!
Two workshops for youth in Willow Creek
For Ages 6-12, Dream Quest interACTIVE presents:
Press Play - Learn to program and make your own video games!
4-Day Tu/Th Workshop March 26 & 28 + April 2 & 4th
Sign up at Dream Quest tel: 530-629-3563
And for Ages 13-19, Transmissions from Dream Quest presents:
Radio Production Workshop
Learn the basics of audio production, sound
editing, and journalism by creating your own
short radio stories. Then Visit KIDE radio and read more »
Sunshine Week 2013 - "Future State of Local News" event co-sponsored by Center for Investigative Reporting
Posted February 27th, 2013 by seanm
Access Humboldt's Sunshine Week 2013 Forum, "Future State of Local News"
Co-Sponsored by Center for Investigative Reporting
(Eureka, 27 February 2013) Access Humboldt announced today that their annual Sunshine Week Forum on the "Future State of Local News" will be Co-sponsored by the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) http://cironline.org. read more »
Posted January 28th, 2013 by seanm
Today Access Humboldt joined with Members of the Rural Broadband Policy Group (RBPG) in submitting comments urging the Federal Communications Commission to deny AT&T’s Petition to Launch a Proceeding Concerning the Technological Transition of Voice Networks.
"RBPG is alarmed at the request AT&T has presented before the Commission, and believes that
approving this petition will inflict negative consequences on rural communities and
consumers including loss of affordable and reliable basic telephone service, which is the read more »
Access Humboldt workshops explore teens’ ideas about media and the community; publish results online.
What are the connections between your “real life” and online communities? How do people of different ages and backgrounds use the Internet? What would it look like to map the social networks of Humboldt County? read more »
Posted November 4th, 2012 by seanm
Redwood Coast Region Broadband Consortium
2012 Forum Convenes
Access Humboldt serves as the lead agency for broadband deployment and adoption efforts in Humboldt County, one of four Counties participating in the Redwood Coast Region Broadband Consortium - along with Del Norte, Trinity and Mendocino Counties.
Partner agency, Redwood Region Economic Development Commission (RREDC) hosted the Regional Broadband Forum on October 11, 2012 in Fortuna, Humboldt County, California. Information is online at http://www.rredc.com/broadband read more »
Posted October 17th, 2012 by Lilach
On November 15th the Local Filmmakers Night series will feature the Theater-Film Hybrid Journey of Carol Escobar, a local theatre director, actor, improvisational teacher and performer. During the last two years, Escobar has been utilizing local access media resources and applying her theater skills to create TV programs and short skits and is now in the midst of a full length film. read more »
Posted September 29th, 2012 by seanm
Statement of Sean McLaughlin regarding Governor Brown's signing of SB 1161
“Governor Jerry Brown’s signing message for SB 1161 yesterday
(September 28, 2012), indicates that he believes the promises of
private industry when their advocates say they will protect consumers,
ensure public safety and secure universal access to open internet
services. We note that expert public agencies, consumer advocates and
public interest organizations disagree.
Given the history of telecommunications market failure and the lagging read more »
Posted August 29th, 2012 by seanm
Humboldt County requests Governor to veto SB 1161, an ALEC supported measure designed to hinder public oversight of the telecommunications industry by the State and to tie the hands of local jurisdictions.
In a letter yesterday (August 28, 2012), the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors requested Governor Brown to veto SB 1161, noting: "SB 1161 weakens open Internet protections and subverts long held State policy 'To continue our universal service commitment...' Why abandon our commitment to least served people and places?" That letter is attached below. read more »