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Annamarya Scaccia is an independent journalist who has reported extensively on law and policy, sexual and domestic violence, sexual and reproductive health, civil rights, transgender rights, community news and events, arts, and entertainment, among other rousing topics. Her work has appeared in P...
The last 15 months have been a whirlwind of emotions for Heather and Riley Delaney. The couple from North Carolina has been separated from their little ones since they were born. But the new parents received good news in time for Thanksgiving: Their once-conjoined twins finally get to go home.
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump threw his support behind Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, suggesting the politician and alleged child sex predator will be tougher on crime than his Democratic opponent. Trump's endorsement is not only controversial for his choice of candidate, but also because of the comments he made in regard to the allegations of child sexual assault levied against Moore.
As a journalist, nothing irks me more than the First Amendment being invoked in an erroneous way. It often happens after a controversial figure says something horribly offensive, and faces heat for said horrible offense. You'll hear the cries of "free speech," "censorship," and "snowflakes," as if that somehow frees a person from criticism or consequences. But it doesn't, especially when a private entity is involved.
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".