- The George Zimmerman trial was a flash point on guns, race, and Florida justice. But some of the protestors who contend the case showed how Florida's self-defense laws favor the shooter may have missed the story of Marissa Alexander. She is a mother from Jacksonville who was sentenced to 20 years - she says for standing her ground without shooting anyone. "Put George Zimmerman in [my] shoes, he probably would have been convicted in a 2-day trial," she said.
- In Florida, some all-natural milk must be called "imitation" unless the dairy producers inject it with additives. Your eyes do not deceive you, but a small family dairy farm in Florida's panhandle may have just changed that. Ocheesee Creamery in the small town of Altha took on the state in a David vs. Goliath-type of legal battle -- and won. Mary Lou Wesselhoeft and her son, Pierre Wesselhoeft have been producing pure, all-natural skim milk at Ocheesee Creamery for years.
- Florida reformed the state's Medicaid system to streamline it and save money. But some patients say they're struggling to find doctors - particularly specialists - who will accept the state-run insurance, leaving them in a bind. Cleveland Johnson took his toddler daughter Leilani to an Orlando resort to celebrate Christmas last year. But he had to leave early and go to an emergency room because of severe stomach pain. That's when he learned he has pancreatic cancer.
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".