You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, the saying goes. Apparently you can’t teach a new dog old tricks either. Or at least I can’t.Our dog Rachel runs our house. Some folks like to condemn kids becoming the center of attention in a family. Imagine if they find out a 40-pound ball of fur has commandeered ours.My husband isn’t used to this. He grew up in the farmers’ fields of Borden, where dogs stayed outdoors and protected the homestead. They minded their owners, not subjugated them.
"We have to have the young farmer resurgence or we’re going to lose what we have,” Shane Courtney said. "If we don’t have this up-and-coming group, we’re going to be in trouble." Looking back over my ancestors’ old U.S. Census Bureau records, one thing becomes clear: we are a family of farmers. For almost 200 years, my grandfathers tilled Kentucky soil and made their living from the land, their fortunes depending on luck, prudence and the weather.
Even though he left the state more than 30 years ago, many a road still links journalist Tim Nickens back to Indiana. In Clarksville, he grew. In Jeffersonville, he studied. In Bloomington, he learned. And in Fort Wayne, he worked.But it was in Florida at the Tampa Bay Times where he perfected his craft, so much so he alongside columnist Daniel Ruth received the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing, the apex of journalistic accolades.
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".