After another busy week in college basketball, zero undefeated teams now remain, leading to major shakeups in the AP poll. The final three undefeated teams in the country, then-No. 1 Villanova, then-No. 3 Arizona State and then-No. 10 TCU, all suffered their first losses on a chaotic Saturday. The Wildcats fell 101-93 to Butler on the road. The Bulldogs were red hot from beyond the arc, making 68.2 percent of their 3-point attempts on their way to the win, sending Villanova falling to No. 3.
We told a lot of stories in 2017, and got to work with a lot of talented and generous newsrooms. Here’s a totally incomplete list of some of the podcasts, documentaries and scoops we want to make sure you didn’t miss:Come with us as we try to figure out how the big hoax went viral, along with Rolling Stone and The Investigative Fund. It all starts in search of a woman named Carmen with a cat in Missouri. A reporter decides to smuggle a Sudanese refugee into France on foot, through the Alps.
This year, it was tempting at times to think about leaving behind this journalism thing and opening a hot dog stand on the beach. Facts – the basic currency of our jobs – don’t seem to hold the same sway they once did. We’re living in a new era of press intimidation. Our industry as a whole is still a financial mess. But we believe dearly in the power of investigative reporting.
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".