Looking back more than 30 years, I recall being nervous as I traveled to New England to meet my future father-in-law. Tom’s family was Portuguese/French-Canadian, Catholic, boisterous and in your face with their view of the world or good-natured ribbing. My family had long ago shed any sense of immigrant identity, rooted in the Midwest, Protestant and much more reserved, abiding by a rule of no discussion of politics and religion at family gatherings.
Last summer, ahead of her senior year at Des Moines’ North High School, Cheyann Neades participated in the week-long Business Horizons summer camp, designed to give students a taste of the world of business. But Neades didn’t just attend the camp; she covered it. As part of the media track, she took photographs, edited stories and designed pages.
Vinh Nguyen’s refugee journey began in 1981 at age 20, when he was smuggled out of Vietnam in “a tiny, tiny boat” packed with 135 souls. His parents paid a smuggler because they believed he had no future in his homeland. Young men were being forced into the military. A brother had fought the communist regime and a sister had worked for the South Vietnamese embassy. “In the south, if you were part of a family that had worked with the U.S., you couldn’t go to a university,” he said.
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".