At 7 a.m. on Good Friday, I was alone outside a mid-rise office building in west-end Ottawa, hoping not to find what I was looking for. The property was a known bird killer—custodial staff and employees had mentioned to me a week earlier that they’d noticed birds ramming into its windows in the past. “Lots of yellow ones,” the maintenance manager had told me. In fact, I’d been greeted that day by the remains of a hairy woodpecker beside the shrubbery at the front entrance.
John vanden dungen plants his boots on the edge of a harvested cornfield. Ball cap perched on his head, he explains to a busload of conservationists, biologists, and birders how he’s trained the local population of trumpeter swans to stay off the twenty acres of perennial rye grass behind him. Vanden Dungen is a dairy farmer. He’s been tending this patch of Vancouver Island since 1977. And, yes, you heard right.
This four-year-old, male right whale is entangled in heavy fishing rope. Courtesy of FWC Fish and Wildlife Research InstituteTen Atlantic right whales were found dead in Canadian waters this summer, many of them washed up on the shores of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The die-off of the endangered species was unprecedented, especially since there are only about 500 of the whales left on Earth.
@Millicentsomer And the myth that women leave careers for kids. "Now this giant explanatory iceberg is floating up...women are routinely driven from their industries because their male colleagues need to be free to use their professional power to indulge their sexual urges." A brilliant piece!
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
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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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
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".