Having been to culinary school, both as a student and as a reporter, it’s hard for me not to compare it to beer school. At both schools, classes take place in high-ceilinged cooking labs thick with bodies, humidity, and clanging sounds. Except that, on my visit to Niagara College’s Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Manager program earlier this month, the students seem to know what they’re doing.
Earlier this year, photographer and former @stats_canada co-author Ren Bostelaar admitted to sharing “sensitive” photos of women online without their consent. In court on Wednesday, he avoided criminal charges by agreeing to a one-year peace bond whose conditions include staying 100 metres away from and not communicating with the four complainants, deleting any remaining photos he may have of them, and refraining from using websites such as Reddit and 4chan.
With resistance to Canada150, Indigenous women calling out a reporter at a press conference, and the Proud Boys disrupting a Mi’kmaq ceremony in Halifax, the way we talk about our colonial history is changing. While Indigenous people demand respect, journalists like the National Post’s John Robson want the world to know their patience is wearing thin. NDP MP Romeo Saganash was caught plagiarizing co-host Erica Violet Lee’s work in an op-ed for the Globe and Mail (since updated with attribution).
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".