Druh Farrell is a Calgary city councillor. She sports a small purple streak in her short white hair. She wears round blue glasses. She is the type of politician who pushes hard for public transit, walkable neighbourhoods, arts events. Ms. Farrell imagines Calgary’s future as an urbane global city – the kind of place that would play host to the Olympics. This week, she had questions for the folks examining whether Calgary should lobby for the 2026 Winter Olympics.
Alberta Health Services (AHS) has put an employee on paid leave after she allegedly used a racist slur to describe the principal of a school on Alberta’s Blood reserve. The government worker is accused of using a word that describes First Nations women in a derogatory manner and the head of AHS said the employee could be terminated. Ramona Big Head, the principal at Tatsikiisaapo’p Middle School, alleges Renee Martin used racist language in a misdirected text message and wants her fired.
Jackson Rollingthunder Tahuka is a dancer. He mimics the mating ritual for male prairie chickens, courting his audiences. “I’m trying to get them to love me. I’m trying to get them to want to know me, want me to be around, want to see more of me,” Mr. Tahuka said. The Indigenous performer wants people to ask questions about the moves, the regalia, the meaning, the history. And that is why he will perform in Fort McMurray on Wednesday, as part of the city’s National Aboriginal Day festivities.
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".