- The Hillsborough County School Board and Superintendent continued the process of trying to figure out how to cut expenses and balance the budget during a workshop Tuesday. The district hired the Gibson Consulting Group to help determine ways to replenish its reserves, which it determined last year were being overused, to the tune of $200 million since 2011. In June, Gibson recommended gradually reducing 1,700 jobs.
- A fire ripped through a popular recreation center early Thursday morning, destroying what had been the heart of a Hillsborough County community. Firefighters are trying to figure out what caused fast-moving fire at the Winston Park Recreation Center in Clair-Mel. "We feel heart-broken this morning to see something like this," said Jose Rivera, who has been using the facility for years and could see the flames from a few blocks away.
- A proposal making its way through St. Petersburg City Council could make the question, "paper or plastic?" obsolete. Councilman Karl Nurse is pushing to pass legislation that would ban plastic bags in St. Pete. "They recycling system would work better. Our storm water and sewers would work better. You'll have less garbage on the beach forever," Nurse told FOX 13. Nurse expects the proposal to make it out of the committee stage and will go before the full council in late summer or early fall.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".