MENOMONEE FALLS — Oak Creek, Sandy Hook, Orlando, Las Vegas. Mass shootings can almost be defined by the cities where they happened. The FBI says they are on the rise — and they are preparing local law enforcement for the worst. At St. Anthony School in Menomonee Falls, hallways were recently filled with tactical units, and classrooms became crime scenes. The situation wasn’t real, but for these moments, it sure felt like it.
COSTA RICA — A Wisconsin man was tortured, stabbed and beaten — attacked while on vacation in Costa Rica. He’d been missing for days, but his family has received word that he’s alive. However, they said they’re not convinced he’s safe. Family members became concerned when they didn’t hear from Ryan Messerschmidt for a couple of days. “You don’t know who to go to, what to do. It’s an immediate frenzy as soon as you find out a family member of yours is missing,” Kris Liebe, cousin said.
MILWAUKEE — Governor Scott Walker announced Thursday, January 4th, a plan to close youth prison Lincoln Hills in 2018. Democrats say it’s what they’ve been pushing for a very long time. The Governor wants to move more than 160 young people out of Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake, and into five regional facilities next year. Democrats are on board with the changes, they just want to see them immediately. “I was actually ecstatic,” said Sharlen Moore with Youth Justice Milwaukee.
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".