Davis Media Access (DMA) has produced a series of “Meet the Candidates” and Pro/Con statements for local ballot measures for the Nov. 6, 2018 election. Currently celebrating its 30th year, DMA is the non-profit community media & technology center supporting local content creation, archiving and distribution via television, radio and the Internet. DMA operates DCTV Public Access Channel 15, DJUSD Educational Access Channel 17, and KDRT-LP, 95.7 FM.
“Coverage of local elections is core to DMA’s mission of strengthening community through media, and a partnership benefit we offer to our city and community,” said Executive Director Autumn Labbé-Renault. She notes that because DMA is the only media center in Yolo County, they provide this service for contested races countywide when possible.
Under the direction of DMA’s Studio Manager Diane Dedoshka, this election cycle DMA has produced the following:
- Meet the Candidates - November 2018 - DJUSD School Board
- Meet the Candidates - November 2018 - Congressional 3rd District
- Meet the Candidates - November 2018 - Yolo County Board of Education, Area 2
- Pro/Con Statements - Measure L - West Davis Active Adult Community
- Measure M – Davis Joint Unified School District Bond
As resources allow, DMA will also record and air various election forums. Due to the limited amount of local content this cycle, DMA will not produce a program on election night. Labbé-Renault said links to individual segments, as well as a schedule of upcoming airdates are available at https://davismedia.org/election There are easy linkages from each video for sharing the content online.