Get ready to be transported back to middle school, when mean girls were so mean they’d actually ask you to “please sit on the middle of your chair so your butt’s not hanging over the side? We’re trying to eat.” Whichever side of the cafeteria you sat on back then, it’s not hard to conjure the mortification and fury Meredith Oliver felt when Lisa Bellow called those words out to her one lunchtime.
August 23, 2008, was “day one” for Lorinda Stewart — the first day her daughter Amanda Lindhout was held in captivity by a group of kidnappers in Somalia. There would be 459 more such days, throughout which Stewart acted as the main negotiator with her daughter’s captors. (One of Lindhout’s alleged kidnappers was charged by the RCMP with hostage-taking in June 2015 and is currently on trial in Toronto.
Between 2000 and 2011, seven Indigenous students were found dead in Thunder Bay, Ont. Their names were Jethro Anderson, Curran Strang, Paul Panacheese, Robyn Harper, Reggie Bushie, Kyle Morrisseau and Jordan Wabasse. They had come from communities hundreds of kilometres away to be able to go to high school, and each of their deaths was ruled accidental or undetermined. Thanks to the efforts of their families and Nishnawbe Aski Nation, a coroner’s inquest into their deaths was held in 2015–16.
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".