Beethoven’s early music teacher was a hater, told his parents his compositions were “hopeless.” Thomas Edison — the same Thomas Edison who made a thousand passes at inventing the light bulb before it finally went off — was fired, twice, by bosses who considered him lazy. Long before his work became a one-percenter’s must-have, Vincent Van Gogh sold one painting and died a 37-year-old pauper. The true visionary, history tells us, is almost always dismissed by his peers.
Rising junior Jacob Stevens became the third and final Boston College baseball player taken on Day 3 of the 2017 MLB Draft, when the New York Yankees called his name in the 33rd round. Stevens, a native of Darien, Connecticut burst onto the scene a season ago for the Eagles, garnering 2016 All-ACC Freshman Team and 2016 Second Team Freshman All-American honors after going 4-4 with a 2.54 ERA.
And just like that, another Eagle is off the board! Johnny Adams, BC’s starting shortstop for the past three seasons, was selected in the 22nd round, 663rd overall, by the Seattle Mariners. Adams had a down year at the plate for the Eagles, hitting .211 with a home run and 20 RBI, but his body of work during his four-year career on the Heights, plus his natural leadership abilities, made him an attractive prospect for Major League clubs.
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".