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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.
Election Coming Up for Access Humboldt Board of Directors
Access Humboldt has begun its annual election process, and there are two open positions for seats with three-year terms. All active members of Access Humboldt are eligible to apply to serve on the board. The application and job description for these positions are available here.
All members with “active” status as of September 26, 2019, will be eligible to vote.
If you would like more information regarding the process, contact Access Humboldt Executive Director Sean McLaughlin at email@example.com. Election results will be announced at the annual membership meeting to be held October 23.
The board of directors includes six positions elected by Access Humboldt’s membership, eight designated by local jurisdictions and key organizations, and two appointed by the board itself.
For more information call 707-476-1798 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
KZZH Is Streaming Live!
Access Humboldt's community radio station KZZH-LP 96.7 is now available online. Click the button at right to find out what's happening now in Humboldt County.
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Access Humboldt's 2018 Annual Report is now available. Use the links at left or above to view and download a PDF copy and find out about all the exciting projects and activities we've completed in the past year.
Selected highlights from 2018:
- ~20,000 hours of local programming
- 1,070 new programs
- 20 Eureka High School students certified to create content
- Media Lab productions including the Wonderful World of Watercolors
- Reports on advocacy and political efforts to preserve net neutrality
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 today (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: