Before we rolled out our Impact 2016 agenda early last year, justice reform was dead in Cuyahoga County, leaving people of lesser means to suffer far worse treatment than those with money. Through our agenda and a series called Justice for All, we set out to work with this community to change that, helping spark a wide-scale collaboration led by the county's chief Judge, John Russo.
You have perspectives on what's happening across the country, in Ohio and around the corner. Now you can make sure those perspectives are included in a new statewide polling tool that is sure to be watched across the nation. We're pretty excited at cleveland.com about our partnership with Baldwin Wallace University in the Ohio Matters Panel, a new method for measuring the sentiment of Ohio voters. We think it can become the state's definitive barometer.
Columnist Mark Naymik stunned me the other day with something he said about "A Greater Cleveland," the project we announced in May, in which we seek to rally a community-wide effort to make a difference in the lives of children living in poverty. Mark said he had learned more about Cleveland in the few months he had been immersed in "A Greater Cleveland" than he had in the entirety of his reporting career, which started in Cleveland in 1993. Consider that for a moment.
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".