Category: News

News release: Truckee hit with cyberattack

News release from Truckee Police Facebook page:

The Town of Truckee recently experienced a cybersecurity incident. Upon discovery, we took immediate action to secure our network, protect town data, and began the restoration process. We also initiated an investigation into the cause and scope of the incident, and a professional third-party forensic firm has been engaged to assist us. As our investigation moves forward, we will continue to enhance our security measures to help protect town data in our care.

We want our residents to know that Truckee places a high value on maintaining the integrity and security of town

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Media pluralism study highlights influence of the pandemic
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The Media Pluralism Monitor (MPM2021), released by the European University Institute, highlights the influence the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the media landscape in European countries.

COVID-19 has not left the European media landscape unscathed, as researchers associate regulation or activities linked to the pandemic to adverse effects on freedom of information, working conditions for journalists, market plurality and state advertisement. This adds to already tense debates on media freedom, safety and diversity of media in several countries.

The annual MPM is a scientific data-driven effort to identify risks to media pluralism in Europe.

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Vast majority of ICU patients with COVID-19 are unvaccinated, ABC News survey finds

And experts say that those that do, tend to be frail or have conditions that interfere with the vaccine’s effectiveness at producing

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Grind City Media partners with Fastbreak Breakfast on two regional affiliate podcasts

Memphis, Tenn. – Grind City Media today announced the addition of two regional affiliate podcasts to the Grind City Media Podcast Network. Fastbreak Breakfast and Grits and Grinds will join six original Grind City Media podcasts, the Chris Vernon Show, Rise and Grind, The Odds Couple, Just Grizzlies, Grind City Wrestling and the newest podcast, Infield Fly. Infield Fly, hosted by Grind City Media’s Rob Fischer, Lang Whitaker and The Undefeated’s Keith Murphy, is a weekly podcast looking into the world of Major League Baseball, through the lens of regional fans, including

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GB News hunts for new mastermind to win more viewers

Nigel Farage

GB News is searching for a new chief of staff to help mastermind a comeback from sliding ratings and the departure of its programming head.

The fledgling news network is advertising for a “disruptor” and “innovator” to join its senior leadership team as its attempts to steady the business after a turbulent start.

The channel, which has been plagued with technical issues, faced further upheaval earlier this month when GB News’ director of programming, John McAndrew, resigned.

The broadcast industry veteran quit following a backlash prompted by presenter Guto Harri taking the knee on air. Mr Harri

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Media coverage of health, especially disease screening, is often not sufficiently nuanced
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The media covers health extensively, at no time more than during the pandemic. But that coverage often is not sufficiently nuanced.

In a JAMA Internal Medicine commentary focusing on media coverage of disease screening, Regenstrief Institute Vice President and Indiana University School of Medicine Associate Dean Aaron E. Carroll, M.D., and IU School of Medicine Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Tiffany S. Doherty, Ph.D., write that while people are hungry for good news about health, it does not serve them well for the media to provide good news exclusively.

“The media can be a respectable source

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