This column continues the Only One series in which this reporter shares his experiences as the only African American journalist on the scene. SEATTLE — The stars were out Saturday afternoon in Key Arena. Hall of Famers Bill Russell and Lenny Wilkens; Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman and other notables watched Maya Moore’s second consecutive mid-season MVP performance, and first-time All-Star Jonquel Jones’s fourth quarter dunk in this year’s All-Star Game (ASG) in Seattle.
This column continues the Only One series in which this reporter shares his experiences as the only African American journalist on the scene. SEATTLE — The word “replacement” often can be misunderstood, especially in sports. Minnesota’s Rebekkah Brunson and Sugar Rodgers of New York were both named All-Stars by WNBA President Lisa Borders to replace two injured players: Brunson for Brittney Griner, and Rocdgers for Elena Delle Donne.
SEATTLE — Someone told me before coming to the Emerald City that Seattle and Minneapolis are similar in some ways. That person was right. During our first day ever here, the Only One saw the similarities while at the city’s downtown baseball stadium: very few Blacks at the ball game, just like in downtown Minneapolis. “Marcus” (not his real name), a stadium worker told me that Mariners-New York Yankees contest isn’t unusual in this regard.
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
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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".