Chip Mahaney is National Director, News Recruitment for The E. W. Scripps Company and its broadcast division. His focus and passion is scouting, hiring and developing news directors and managers through challenging and rewarding careers at Scripps.
A former TV news director and longtime TV news m...
Later this month, RTDNA members will be asked to vote, to make choices that will drive the future of our proud association. I'm on the ballot for Director At-Large, and I am asking for your vote in this race. First, let me tell you why I think your vote matters more this year.
Stringer for high school sports for the Dallas Morning News.
Have you ever used a typewriter?
All the way until 1988.
How is social media changing news?
It makes us even more accountable to our community.
Edward R. Murrow
While I was News Director, our newsroom was awarded a regional Overall Excellence by RTDNA in 2008.
Awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Specialty Reporting by the Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Science, for a 2004 data-enabled story, "Tornado Targets", evaluating the relative probability of tornadoes striking any one city in northern Texas.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".