In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly voted to declare May 3 — the anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration — as World Press Freedom Day. Every year since then, journalists have used the day as an opportunity to celebrate the “fundamental principles of press freedom,” to assess the state of press freedom globally, to defend the media from “attacks on their independence” and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives on the job.
Bret Stephens’ debut column in The New York Times on Friday — arguing “ordinary citizens” have a right to be skeptical about “overweening scientism” as it relates to climate change and published on the eve of the People’s Climate March — still has a lot of readers hot and bothered. The column prompted some people to cancel their subscriptions — and led to a Twitter hashtag #ShowYour Cancellation — while other readers lauded the paper for introducing “ideological diversity” to its opinion pages.
Scarlett Johansson and Tilda Swinton are caught up in controversy again. After weathering white-washing criticisms for their respective roles in “Ghost in the Shell” and “Doctor Strange,” the two actresses are expected to star in another Asia-set film, Wes Anderson’s upcoming stop-motion animated film, “Isle of Dogs.”The film takes place in Japan and is about a boy’s quest to find his lost dog. Anderson said that the film is inspired by legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa’s work.
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".