A familiar face has surfaced at WTTV-TV Channel 4 this week. Former WISH-TV Channel 8 lead meteorologist Robb Ellis is now doing the weather on WTTV, the city’s CBS affiliate. Ellis said on his Facebook page Tuesday that he would be appearing weekdays on WTTV for a few weeks. Ellis enters after the recent departure of WTTV meteorologist Lindsay Riley, who took a job with Phoenix, Arizona’s NBC affiliate. Her last day at WTTV was Dec. 15, and she was introduced on-air in Phoenix on Tuesday.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway this year is dropping the green flag on automated security robots. This week, the Sharp Intellos Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicle (A-UGV) was named the official security robot of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (see image at right). Speedway President Doug Boles said the unmanned, four-wheeled robotic vehicle with a telescoping arm will provide an added layer of safety and security at the massive race track on the west side of Indianapolis.
Ball State University students are taking their reporting skills to South Korea in February to be part of an international media contingent at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Led by journalism professor Ryan Sparrow, five students from Ball State’s BSU at the Games, a student-run news agency, will provide daily coverage of the games from Feb. 9-25. The agency is partnering with news organizations in Indianapolis, Chicago and Philadelphia.
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".