When a gunman tried to get into Rancho Tehama Elementary School in Northern California earlier this week, he found the school’s windows and doors locked. It was a school in lockdown, and the actions of teachers and school staff may have averted a massacre. For Michele Gay, it’s a hopeful sign of progress. Gay’s daughter Josephine was killed in Sandy Hook Elementary School shortly before the family was set to move to Massachusetts. And she’s been devoted to school safety ever since.
About 200 environmental activists filled the hall outside Gov. Charlie Baker's office Thursday. "We're here to ask Gov. Baker to sign the executive order that was given to him a couple weeks back to stop fossil fuel expansion in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts," said protester Cathy Kristoffersen of Ashby. The protesters specifically want Baker to stop issuing permits for natural gas pipelines, and to invest more in moving the state to renewable fuels.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr is being remembered as a great player and team leader. Doerr died Monday at age 99. Red Sox historian Gordon Edes says the nine-time All Star was undoubtedly the best second baseman in Red Sox history. "We're talking about a guy who was a seven-time All Star, had some power and was a run producer, which is unusual for the second base position," Edes said. Doerr drove in over 100 runs six times in his career.
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".