The Hampton History Museum is looking for help bringing its scary stories to life for its annual Horror Tours program in October. Auditions will be held 5-7 p.m. Sept. 25-26 at the museum. No experience is required. Actors portray several characters from Hampton’s past, like Civil War soldiers, pirates, flappers and Spanish influenza victims. They participate in 60-minute tours around downtown Hampton that leave 6:30 and 8 p.m. Oct. 23-27. There are speaking and non-speaking parts available.
There was discussion. There were questions. And, sometimes, tears. Conversation often steered toward a serious tone as the Daily Press Media Group recently hosted three journalists from Izium, Ukraine. The city is in the eastern portion of the country, about 75 miles from the conflict zone between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists. It is the first time the Daily Press Media Group has hosted a Ukrainian group so close to the conflict zone.
The Daily Press Media Group hosted a group of multimedia reporters from the Halytsky Korespondent in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, this week. Iryna Fedoliak, Nataliia Mostova and Nataliia Derkevych represented their media organization's staff of about 15 for a week in Newport News. The journalists were joined by translator Olena Pashnina and Ukrainian Media Partnership Program manager Svitlana Zholobaylo.
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".