A London magistrates court considered submissions to ban a local journalist from covering a trial because his "heavy reporting" of the defendant’s previous cases “intimidates” witness. Croydon Advertiser chief reporter Gareth Davies said court 10 at Croydon Magistrates’ Court had “ground to a halt” while the bench considered the “unprecedented” submission to have him barred from covering the case.
1 Sir Ray plans more expansion as Tindle reports profit surge. A surge in profits at Tindle Newspapers suggests the UK’s embattled regional press may be finally recovering from the recession. “There will be more acquisitions and we may be offered some papers to buy. We are in no way retrenching.”3 How Brit beat US to Beyoncé scoop. A British journalist this week beat the United States press to one of the biggest stories of the year.
The Sun claimed victory in its pasty tax campaign this morning after Chancellor George Osborne scrapped the unpopular plan and said he had 'listened to Sun readers". The paper carried the story on its front page this morning under the headline 'Pasty la vista, Taxman", hailing Osborne's u-turn as a 'spectacular victory'for its 'Who Vat all the pies?'campaign.
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".