Brian Neal waited until the end of the meeting to ask questions. He waited until Sioux Falls emergency officials approved a rate hike for City Hall’s hired ambulance service. He waited as a Paramedics Plus representative talked about hiring, training, technology changes and accreditation. And he sat quietly as the company boasted about a 97 percent compliance rate for priority one response times in April. That’s the month his son died.
The empty storefront where Best Buy Mobile used to be is already reserved for a newcomer. The spot, in a corner of the Empire Mall’s open and sky-lit central court, will eventually host jewelry store Ashcroft & Oak. A candy store is opening down the hall in the spot of an old Footlocker and an escape room is opening in another unused space on the other side of the building. Like its counterparts across the country, the Empire Mall is subject to shifts and changes in the retail industry.
This city speaks more than 100 languages, but even that’s not enough to impress the data gatherers at the New York Times. The newspaper’s Upshot blog last week analyzed population data for each county and compared racial make-up to historical data for the United States. Reporters Niraj Chokshi and Quoctrung Bui then say we Sioux Fallsians are all living in the past. Sioux Falls gets a mention in the headline, but the authors don’t give context or mention the city again.
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".