It starts off as a blockbuster. â€œEvidence gathered during a global, two-year investigation â€“ including newly obtained financial statements and other records â€“ shows that those three state-owned carriers have received $42bn in quantifiable subsidies and other unfair benefits from their respective governments in the last decade alone,â€? says last weekâ€™s â€œRestoring Open Skiesâ€? report.
As surprises go, finding out that the King of Jordan and the King of Morocco have a fair bit of cash stashed away in secret Swiss bank accounts isn’t much of a surprise. So what? Why shouldn’t they? And there’s nothing illegal about it. But HSBC’s problems, which erupted last week after the leaking of 60,000 confidential documents, are not about the finances of super-rich royals and celebrities being made public.
It’s not hard to see why Sepp Blatter was actually so popular within FIFA, and why 136 of the 209 world football associations voted for him to stay in power last week. There they were, his long-time cronies, standing up to applaud the man who always gave them what they wanted: cash. For all that’s been written about FIFA’s complex structure, it’s actually quite a simple set up. If you run one of the world’s 209 football associations, and you support Blatter, he made sure you are sorted financially.
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".