On the morning of Feb. 23, the five finalists for the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize for literary non-fiction met at TVOnatrio’s (TVO) headquarters in Toronto for a taping of The Agenda with Steve Paikin. The finalists’ appearance on TVO’s flagship current affairs show was part of a whirlwind week of media interviews and special events, leading up to a gala luncheon at the Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto, where the winner of the Taylor Prize was announced.
Alina Perez and her husband, Anthony Evans, came to Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto on Feb. 27 to seek help for Yohannes Shishay, a 23-year-old Eritrean asylum seeker living in Israel. When he 17, Shishay was kidnapped and beaten twice, before his mother sold all her belongings to pay off his kidnappers, Perez said.
I was lucky enough to be in Miami Beach when the arctic cold spell hit Toronto at the beginning of the new year. As it turned out, the weather down south was not particularly good either. It was too cold to sunbathe and it was often too windy to walk on the beach. Nevertheless I had a great time. I discovered there’s more to the Miami area than the ocean and the malls. Miami Beach is actually a cultural centre. Who knew? The area also has a rich Jewish history, which is no surprise.
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".