On my office wall is a framed poster of a sign which reads "I Am A Man. " It’s a reprint of the sign carried by protesting sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee 50 years ago — a poignant reminder of the moment which forever linked my hometown to the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., then and now the most well-known civil rights leader in the world. It was these protesting workers and their cause that drew King to Memphis in the first place.
So, it means something that President Trump has fired all the remaining members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. Six members resigned last year in June with a blunt joint statement, reading, “The Trump Administration does not take the ongoing epidemic, or needs of people living with HIV seriously.” I can’t tell if President Trump’s firing is strictly political or something much more sinister, and sad to say, not unexpected from this administration.
It’s hard to believe that one year ago this week I was talking about sexual harassment. Recalling the victims of Daniel Holtzclaw, the veteran police officer now serving a 263-year sentence for multiple rapes and grotesque sexual violence, and thinking about the accusers of comedian Bill Cosby, by then numbering into the dozens. Discussing the pain caused by Holtzclaw and Cosby felt like a crass discordant note in the holiday season.
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".