MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AMANDA HAGGARD) -- A bipartisan committee of the Tennessee State Legislature is looking into unsolved crimes from the Civil Rights era after it took legislators 14 years to agree on the idea. Rep. Johnnie Turner, a democrat from Shelby County, serves as chair of the Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Special Joint Committee. Turner recently shared her own experiences as young, black woman in the south. She recalls that just riding a city bus could be an ordeal.
When a person is called the conscience of Nashville — as was the Rev. Bill Barnes when he passed away — it can make one wonder whether that means our collective loss marks that the city’s inner voice tugging it toward goodness is totally gone. What does it mean when we lose one powerful and commanding communicator — one that demands others listen?
It’s been a year since the city officially put an end to people experiencing homelessness setting up tents and sleeping in the woods around Fort Negley — but little has changed in the way of finding those people permanent housing. Though more than 20 people experiencing homelessness were living in the area in the months before the city decided to push them out, less than a dozen remained when the city started providing services to get people on the property into housing.
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".