Welcome to this week’s Reno News & Review. Big thanks to all the folks who came out last Friday, Sept. 15, to our Best of Northern Nevada winners’ party at the Nevada Museum of Art. It was great to see so many of the region’s business owners and personalities all dressed to impress and ready to rage. It was a busy, boppin’ good time, and there were so many people there that I wanted to catch up with and didn’t even get a chance to talk to.
Is it fall yet? As far as we’re concerned, it really couldn’t get here any sooner. Remember early last month when the Associated Press reported that longest consecutive stretch of 90-degree heat ever recorded in Reno had finally come to an end after 51 days? Yeah, it was only a couple of days after the National Weather Service announced that the temperature in Reno on Aug. 2 had reached 104 degrees, topping the old record of 101 set back in 1946. Don’t get us wrong.
Welcome to this week’s Reno News & Review. Scary times here on Earth, what with the hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires and everything else. Not to mention the looming threats of nuclear war, institutional racism and presidential instability. It’s hard not to feel dejected. It’s hard to embrace reasons to celebrate. And it’s hard to feel, in times like these, that to celebrate anything is to be disrespectful of all the people all around the world who are suffering.
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".