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Access Humboldt and Internews have completed the Information Ecosystem Assessment pilot project for Eureka!
Click the link above or the image at right to view the full report and find out more about the challenges and opportunities in the local media landscape.
The four-page Executive Summary is also available.
People need better information about how they could address social challenges
Consolidation and closures threaten to degrade the media ecosystem
Users are quickly moving to mobile consumption via social media and blogs
Information access and usefulness is severely limited for minority communities
Eureka stands out in its optimism
Develop solutions journalism collaboratives with local news outlets
Unique, dedicated effort from non-profit community to serve underserved communities
Consider dedicated channels for listening and addressing community concerns
Find synergies with the public library system
Explore new models for community access in the digital era
Further research across Humboldt County and adjacent tribal lands.
In the video below, Access Humboldt Executive Director Sean McLaughlin describes the IEA process to the Eureka City Council.
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Legislature advances industry bill leaving telecom consumers at their mercy
Counties of Humboldt and Mendocino and many public interest groups opposed
AB 1366 would de-regulate all broadband telecommunications in California, prohibiting the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) from protecting consumers or requiring services for public safety, low income and rural communities.
Access Humboldt joined a coalition of consumer advocates and public interest groups in opposition to the measure. And County of Humboldt filed a strong letter of opposition that is available here: Testimony of Humboldt County opposing AB 1366.
At the first public hearing on AB1366 held April 24, 2019, in the California Assembly Communications & Conveyance Committee, AT&T and other telecom corporations supported the bill, introduced by Assemblymember Gonzalez who chairs the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Video of that portion of the hearing is available here: