I am, or so my family tells me, a hoarder. This is, in their eyes, a bad thing. Hoarders are mad people, who eventually suffocate when a steeple of old newspapers and stale cornflake packets falls over, crushing them to death. Or so they say. I am not quite there yet. In fact I have just junked boxfuls of my life. In the course of moving house I have been forced to jettison decades of hoarding, or curating as I like to think of it.
Peter Preston was a Guardian lifer and personified the Guardian character and values. He was a loner and an outsider. His first job as editor in 1975 had been to tidy up the loose ends of the still-recent move from Manchester. In London, the Guardian was perched at the edge of Fleet Street, never quite part of the Club. And that, one sensed, suited Peter fine. Many of the generation running the Guardian when he joined in 1963 had started in Manchester just after the war.
Unnoticed by all but a few, a retired schoolteacher has quietly written himself into the musical record books by composing more symphonies than any Briton in history. Derek Bourgeois, well known in the brass and wind band world, has just finished his 44th symphony - taking him comfortably beyond the record set by Havergal Brian, and making him far more prolific than the great symphonic writers of the 19th and 20th centuries. Bourgeois wrote his first symphony 48 years ago, when he was 18.
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".