You may recall the hoopla from last week surrounding News Corp.’s $1 million donation to the Republican Governors Association. Well, if you thought it was over, think again. Liberal watchdog group Media Matters for America has put together a TV ad touting the donation, and says that it is trying to get Fox News to air it on its top-rated program, “The O’Reilly factor.”Will it happen? Probably not, but there are some circumstances whereby it could end up on FNC.
On “60 Minutes” this Sunday, Steve Kroft speaks to Walter Isaacson, the former CNN chairman and Time managing editor, who is releasing the only authorized biography of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs. More information on the biography, which was pushed up to October 24 for release, can be found at our sister blog GalleyCat. The interview will feature audio clips from some of Isaacson’s 40 interviews with Jobs.
The ABC News/Univision cable news channel Fusion continues to hire staff and now has a logo for its Fall launch. The network says the new logo (at left) “is a powerful representation of Fusion’s identity.” It was developed by LA-based design firm Buster in collaboration with Lubin Lawrence and the team at Fusion. Fusion also announced that investigative journalist Mariana van Zeller will be joining the channel as a correspondent.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".