To paraphrase a culturally suspect song from "Dumbo": I'll be done seeing about everything when I see a meeting of the state Senate's ethics committee. On Thursday morning, that became something I can cross off my bucket list when this august body met for the first time in at least eight years.
This week’s episode of “New York Now,” the award-winning coproduction of WMHT and the Times Union, features Karen DeWitt of New York State Public Radio in conversation with Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, who’s in the running to take the Republican nomination for mayor of New York City this fall. Also this week: Michael Gormley of Newsday and Matt Hamilton of the TU discuss end-of-session madness and the first meeting in eight years of the state Senate’s Ethics Committee.
Albany, Schenectady and Saratoga Springs are among the 18 communities that will receive funding to combat blight through through smarter use of data as part of the first phase of the Cities for Responsible Investment and Strategic Enforcement (“Cities RISE”) grant awards, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office announced Monday. The program is intended to transform vacant or poorly maintained problem properties through the use of housing and community data from various state agencies.
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".