Film "Shadows of Liberty" comes to DMA Dec 18- free showing!

Davis Media Access and DocFactory brings Internationally Acclaimed 'Shadows of Liberty' Documentary to Davis.

Shadows of Liberty Coast to Coast Screening & Media Reform Action Tour will make its Davis debut at Davis Media Access, 1623 Fifth Street, Davis, CA, on December 18 at 7pm.  The documentary film Shadows of Liberty reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover-ups and corporate control.

In highly revealing stories, renowned journalists, activists and academics including Danny Glover, Julian Assange, Dan Rather, Amy Goodman, David Simon, Norman Solomon, Bob Bear, Roberta Baskin, John Macarthur, Robert McChesney, Daniel Ellsberg, Janine Jackson, Chris Hedges, Kristina Borjesson and John Nicols give insider accounts of a broken media system.  Controversial news reports are suppressed, people are censored for speaking out, and lives are shattered as the arena for public expression is turned into a private profit zone.

Shadows of Liberty is dedicated to the journalists and information freedom fighters, the heroes of our time, who dedicate their lives to our right to freedom of information - the central pillar of a free society. Shadows of Liberty provides a platform for voices that have been silenced and in doing so, attempts to inspire change and accountability.

This film champions the idea of an independent media where truth and integrity are the norm, not the exception. After the screening, none other than Roberta Baskin will be skyping in to have a conversation with us. Roberta is featured in the film and has served as the Executive Director of the Center for Public Integrity, the senior Washington correspondent for NOW with Bill Moyers, senior investigative producer for the ABC newsmagazine 20/20, chief investigative correspondent for the CBS newsmagazine 48 Hours,and contributed special reports to the CBS Evening News.

This is a free event, with donations greatly appreciated to support Davis Media Access and the Shadows of Liberty Coast to Coast Screening & Media Reform Action Tour.

Seating is limited to 35 people. If you'd like to reserve a seat, you can sign up here:

Internship Applications due January 9, 2015

Davis Media Access offers a limited amount of internship positions every 4 months.  If you are interested, please download and read through the descriptions below.

Currently, only the DJSUD Production Internship is accepting applicants. 

NOTE:  The DJUSD Production Internship is only open to DJUSD students, and is due January 9, 2015

Please see the attachment at the bottom of this post for more information.

If you have questions, please contact Jeff Shaw at 530-757-2419 ext. 14.


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General Orientation December 3: Getting Involved, Becoming a User


If you are interested in attending the January 8 General Orientation, please become a "User" first by doing so here:

Once you have done that, you can click on this General Orientation Event, and sign up for it.  This will make it easier for us to mark you as "attended."

Once you have attended, you are free to sign up for Workshops, become an intern, or start volunteering on productions!


A note from the director

Jeff Shaw and I recently attended the ribbon cutting and official launch for KUBU-LP, 96.5 FM in Sacramento. A project of Access Sacramento, the community media center serving our neighbors to the east, KUBU will serve its community a mix of alternative voices and interesting music, giving its citizens a chance to highlight what matters most in their community. KUBU is one of a whole new crop of low-power FM radio stations launched from within community media centers nationwide. Davis Media Access (then called Davis Community Television) was the first center in the nation to do so, launching KDRT in 2004.

It was wonderful to listen to everyone’s aspirations for their new community station. I couldn’t help but reflect on KDRT, and how the hopes they were speaking of were the same kind that have been realized here in Davis. We carried our best wishes for their success with low-power radio in Sacramento

Bringing it full circle, today’s KUBU launch reminded me that along with hopes and dreams, it takes an incredible amount of work, heart, volunteerism and cash to keeping independent outlets on the air. To that end, I thank all of you who have supported DMA and its programs and services this year. Because of you, our work is made possible. Please plan to drop by our Holiday Open House Dec. 8 to share a toast to your community media center!

I’d like to thank everyone who attended the Oct. 23 “Under the Covers Event” at the Sudwerk Dock Store, which kicked off a yearlong celebration of KDRT’s 10th anniversary. Special thanks to the following: Sudwerk Dock Store and its hard-working staff; Gabe Lewin and Clarity Sound; Danny Tomasello, Sara Eley and Music Only Makes Sense; Sweetwater String Band; Wealth of Nations; Sorta Like Heaven; Cold Shot; Pieter and Jeanne Pastoor; Jessica and Doug Kelly; Heather Caswell; Valerie Jones; Diane Crumley; Jim Buchanan, and Jeff Shaw. If you missed it, take heart. We’ll be celebrating well into 2015 and there will be more opportunities to support KDRT.

Warm regards,

Autumn Labbe-Renault, Executive Director

PS: If you’re someone who likes to do your charitable giving at calendar year’s end, please consider making a gift to DMA. Community support helps us provide local election coverage, train youth in media production, and keep KDRT on the air.

You're invited - Holiday Open House Dec. 8

This annual tradition is a time for us to highlight what we do, thank you for what you do, and share some tasty treats. Please join us anytime between 6-9 p.m. for appetizers and sweets, wine and beer. The event is free and open to the public; please come if you haven’t in a while, or if you’re new to us, or if you’re here weekly! Parking is available along Fifth or L streets but limited at the center itself. Schedule of events as follows;

6-7 p.m. Family Fun Hour – Bring your significant people with you & create a very brief video “postcard.” We’ll have a seasonal green screen background and someone on hand to record. Later that week, we’ll provide you with a YouTube link that you can share with friends and family! Bring scarves, hats, mitten or props that you think will fit the mood.

7-8 p.m. Volunteer Recognition. It’s our pleasure each year to recognize our volunteers, with special recognition for some innovative accomplishments. Learn what kind of projects people work on, and hear what they have to say about them.

8-9 p.m.:  Holiday Hellos & Tunes – KDRT

KDRT Programmers will spin a fun collection of holiday tunes throughout the evening. From 8-9, you’re invited to drop in and share a few holiday wishes live on the radio. Thanks to Rod Moseanko (The Grapevine, Golden Road), Sara Eley (The Awesome Patrol Show) and Pieter Pastoor (Listening Lyrics) for spinning throughout the night.

Questions? Email info AT davismedia DOT org

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