Every year, the Iowa State Fair hosts the Midwest’s finest selection of gargantuan livestock, including replicas, like the famed 600-pound butter sculpture in the shape of a cow. And every four years, another species joins the festivities: presidential hopefuls. The fair is a must for the candidates, who roam the fair grounds pressing the flesh, give speeches at “the Soapbox,” and, of course, imbibe a variety of artery-clogging foods, from donut sundaes to fried Oreos.
More than a dozen schools in New Jersey and other states received threats of bombs or mass shootings on Tuesday—leading to evacuations, cancelled classes and lockdowns. The threats appear to be unfounded, most of the schools have been cleared of any risk by authorities, but school days across the states were already interrupted. For lots of the students, though, the threats are less a cause for worry—and more a cause to celebrate an unexpected bit of time off.
Shock jock Rush Limbaugh enraged listeners by defending Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Donald Trump this week. The conservative radio host said Palin was right to ditch the GOP establishment because the establishment had tried to destroy her—and by supporting her, made waves among the conservative hardliners split by Trump’s surging candidacy. Palin—who’d earlier shown support for Tea Party favorite (and big Trump rival) Ted Cruz—jumped ship this week with a rockin’ speech endorsing the Donald.
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".