“It was a fabulous year. I say we didn’t just break the record, we smashed the records.”—Donna Shaver, National Park Service Division Chief of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery at Padre Island National Seashore, to KXAS on Tuesday. Shaver said beach patrols have discovered a record 353 Kemp’s ridley sea turtle nests in Texas, including 219 at Padre Island National Seashore, besting a previous record set in 2012, when there were 209 nests found in Texas, including 117 at Padre Island.
I recently spent an action-packed 24 hours in Waco, where I explored hip coffee shops and galleries, well-designed (and delicious) restaurants, and stylish boutiques. It didn’t take long to realize that the creative boom in Waco is real, and that it’s all been triggered by hometown heroes Chip and Joanna Gaines of the wildly popular Fixer Upper on HGTV.
This November marks the twentieth anniversary of the assassination of President John Kennedy. Over the last two decades it has become one of the truisms of contemporary thinking that the assassination burst some seam in the American psyche, through which then flowed dissent, doubt, a breakdown of traditional respect for life and property, and a host of other ills.
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".