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Welcome to the Community Diary Project!

To look at some examples visit our YouTube playlist.

Ready now to start?

1.Using your phone camera create a short diary entry.

2.  Go to Dropbox to upload and follow the instructions it provides asking for name and email and select your video.

You will see when the upload is complete and will be sent a confirmation email.

That's  it and THANK YOU for participating.

DMA During COVID-19

It has been no small challenge these past two months to learn how to manage Davis Media Access and all its projects remotely. But in an effort to protect our community of volunteers, public visitors, and staff, and consistent with current public health guidelines, the media center remains closed. Like everyone else, we're practicing social distancing, and learning to work within our "new normal."

While I'm offering the COVID-19 Community Report on KDRT weekly, DMA's staff is working with KDRT volunteers to start getting other KDRT programmers back on the air, remotely. And it's happening. Check the schedule at kdrt.org to see what's ramping up. Similarly. there are new projects and collaborations percolating behind the scenes at DCTV and DJUSD.tv as well/

DMA's staff is working from home to manage operations. The best way to reach us during this time is email to info@davismedia.org. 

Protecting Community Television - Action Needed

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) is attempting to elevate the profits of cable companies over the needs of communities--again.

The Protecting Community Television Act has been introduced in both houses of Congress to reverse the FCC action to relieve cable companies of their financial obligations to support local PEG (Public, Educational, Government) channels in return for exclusive access to the public rights of way. “Community television is a critical part of our society, giving a voice to nonprofits, artists, and other community members who otherwise struggle to be heard,” said Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Silicon Valley). “The FCC’s attempt to gut these important voices is shameful, and I’m proud to introduce legislation with Senator Markey that will protect community television and ensure local voices can be heard.”

Thank you to our 2019-2020 Supporters

During this time of COVID-19, nonprofits are especially at risk, which makes our community support even more vital. As of June 23, we are about $9,000 away from our fundraising goal. Donations—whether by local businesses, donor-advised foundations, events or individuals—keep KDRT on the air, and help support DMA's work on local elections & youth media services. This list includes donors since July 1, 2019. DMA's donors and supporters make possible a great deal of the work we do. We appreciate you! And there is still time to donate before July 1.

$1,000 & Above

Craig & Darien Blomberg

Don & Julie Saylor

Jessica Kelly, via a workplace match from Cisco

$500-$999

Jesse Drew

Sam & Lori Hawk

Dealing with FCC Fallout

This column was originally published in The Davis Enterprise on Sept. 6, 2019

By Autumn Labbé-Renault

Since the Federal Communications Commission voted to tighten rules governing the franchise fees cable companies pay to cities, people are asking me how will it affect Davis, and the public, education, and government channels here — the first two of these operated by Davis Media Access, the third by the city.

Big Day at the Dock Returns May 2

As the Big Day of Giving – affectionately known as Big DoG—gears up for its sixth year, several local non-profits have teamed up with Sudwerk Brewing Co. to carry on a community event that focuses on fun and philanthropy.

Davis Media Access, Davis Music Festival, Davis Phoenix Coalition, and Soroptimist of Greater Davis are the combined force behind Big Day at the Dock, to be held Thursday, May 2, 2019, from 6-9 p.m. at the Sudwerk Brewing Co. Dock Store, 2001 Second Street in Davis. Davis Media Access and Davis Music Festival began organizing Big DoG events with Sudwerk five years ago, with the event growing and other partners joining over time. This year's event features a record 27 area non-profits participating.

Stop the FCC from Defunding PEG Channels

A few months ago, our executive director wrote about some FCC rulemaking that could seriously harm community media centers like DMA. There's an opportunity to reach out to our elected officials on this matter right now, and it takes just a couple minutes. Please join us in advocating for the important role that community media plays in our community.

Petition your congressional leaders today: https://www.petition2congress.com/ctas/stop-fcc-from-defunding-peg-channels

Davis Media Access’ 6th Annual PSA Day is now open for registration.

Davis Media Access (DMA) offers a unique opportunity for local non-profits and community-based organizations to create public service announcements. As a fellow non-profit and Yolo County’s only community media center, DMA knows how difficult it can be to get the word out about programs and services—and on a budget, no less! Short, pithy, visual, inexpensive, and available online? DMA can help.