The sidewalk at an elementary school is flooding. Every time it rains, it ends up covered in mud, which the kids track into the building. At another one, the playground is underwater after a big storm. At yet another, it’s the classrooms that end up soggy. When Jeanette O’Connor hears about issues like this in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school district, she doesn’t think in terms of sandbags. She thinks in terms of landscaping and native plants.
Jeanne Tedrow understands natural disaster firsthand. Decades ago, her family was displaced by a tornado. Yet out of this disaster came a sense of wonder at human generosity. Help coalesced from a number of sources – her neighborhood, a homebuilders association, schools and churches – to help her family get back on its feet.
The annual Latino Diamante Awards are styled after big-time red carpet awards ceremonies – think the Grammys or Oscars. A chef is hired for the reception, and the evening begins with hors d’oeuvres. And then everyone transitions to the theater for an evening rich with musical entertainment. The schedule looks like this: performance, speech, performance, speech, performance, award, etc. In showbiz lingo, they keep it moving. Yet there’s more to the Diamante Awards than a good party each October.
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".