In the spring of 2013, I wrote a feature story for this magazine about the latest wave of growth in uptown. During the middle of the editing process, then-editor Rick Thurmond handed the story—and me—to his replacement as editor: a soft-spoken guy named Michael Graff. Michael was tough and I didn’t understand what he wanted from me. We finished the story, but it was the most painful editing process I’ve ever been through. This wasn’t what I signed up for, I told friends.
EVERY FEW SUMMERS, some executive at Major League Baseball rattles off a list of cities that could be attractive sites for an expansion team. Every few summers, Charlotte makes the list. Every few summers, local TV stations run breathless stories about the possibility of major league sluggers in uptown—complete with predictable one-liners about peanuts and Cracker Jack.
Inizio Pizza Napoletana, restaurateur Grant Arons’ Naples-style pizza concept, will open its much-anticipated second location in Dilworth next Tuesday, July 11. The original Inizio, off Providence Road in south Charlotte, became an instant hit with families who now pack the dining room for pizza, salads, and gelato. The new 3,000-square-foot space anchors a brick, mill-style building in the Dilworth Crossing shopping center on Park Road.
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".