When Hurricane Maria roared into Puerto Rico Wednesday morning, everyone was expecting the worst. But the extent of the damage is just beginning to be revealed. The Associated Press reports that the Category 2 storm brought widespread flooding, damaged buildings and knocked out the national electric grid. NewsWorks' Down the Shore blogger Justin Auciello is in Puerto Rico and rode out the storm in an Old San Juan hotel.
You would think clouds moving in - would be the worse thing that could happen during a solar eclipse. But in Princeton, New Jersey, it created a dramatic moment for eclipse watchers. On Monday around 2:30 p.m. it was still sunny and for the past hour people looking through their protective glasses could see the moon slowly cross into the path of the sun. At 2:35 p.m. a large cloud began to block the sun entirely.
One of Trenton's secrets is that it's a fun place to see art. Probably the best example is its annual 24-hour festival called Art All Night - Trenton in the Chambersburg-section of the city. It is held in one of the large Roebling Wire Works factory buildings. This is where giant cables were made that were used for many of America's major suspension bridges in the first half of the 20th Century like the Brooklyn Bridge, George Washington Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge.
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".