WATCH: A vigil was held Tuesday near Craigflower bridge to remember 14-year-old Reena Virk and focus on improving the lives of vulnerable teens like her. April Lawrence reports. It was dark and rainy Tuesday but a memorial for 14-year-old Reena Virk was all about light and hope. "My heart is so glad to see we are not alone in enduring this tragedy, the whole of Victoria is with us, and that is heartwarming," Reena's father Manjit Virk told the crowd.
WATCH: Beaten and left for dead 10 years ago, a Vancouver Island man is speaking out after a paid RCMP informant confessed to two unsolved violent assaults. April Lawrence reports. A small scar under Parry Gallagher's eyebrow is a constant reminder of a vicious beating he survived 10 years ago. "I had a fractured jaw, bleeding of the brain, I have a metal plate in my head, I had three broken ribs, severe head trauma," Gallagher said.
WATCH: A homeless shelter across from Central Middle School will reopen its doors later this month after receiving approval from city council. April Lawrence reports. Carlos Koltes has been homeless for four months, sleeping on a mat in a church basement each night. "It is strenuous on the emotional and psychological aspect, so when feeling like that, it's very difficult to find a job and to keep a job," Koltes said.
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".