Dan Chibnall grew up in St. Louis and enjoyed trips to Missouri state parks with his father and uncle. His elders encouraged him to explore nature and ask questions about the plants, trees, water and rocks. They looked at the stars on clear nights and talked about planets and solar systems. His parents gave him a small book about astronomy that he keeps on his shelf to this day.
At some point during a year of rolling enchiladas and serving value meals in Davenport, James Boddie decided he could do more with his life than work at Taco Bell. He was the first person in his family to graduate high school. His parents work as party disc jockeys and karaoke hosts in the Quad Cities. Boddie rarely applied himself in high school. He was smart but not engaged.
Nepheria Pyne scribbled answers on a geometry test on a recent morning at Roosevelt High School. Summer school was in session and for Pyne, each answer about angles and circumferences brought her closer to the end of a long journey to a high school diploma. Pyne is 20 years old, the mother of 2-year-old Jeremiah. She was born in Liberia, West Africa. Her family fled wars in the region when she was 6 years old. They settled in Jacksonville, Fla., where her parents worked to provide for their children.
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".