Driving the Day BREAKING at 5:02 a.m. -- HOUSTON CHRONICLE: "Explosions reported at flooded Crosby chemical plant," by Keri Blakinger, Matt Dempsey and Andrew Kragie: "The Harris County Emergency Operations Center is reporting two explosions and black smoke coming from the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, according to a statement from the company. "Arkema said Harris County officials notified the company about the explosions around 2 a.m. Thursday ...
How/where are you celebrating your birthday and with whom? “This is my first birthday in Washington — I moved here at the start of the year — and I’ll be getting drinks with friends in Shaw. This should be a big improvement over my birthday last year, when my celebration consisted of sitting around for hours in the Cincinnati airport after covering a Hillary Clinton speech.”How did you get your start in journalism?
How/where are you celebrating your birthday and with whom? “This is Big Fifty, so I’m celebrating all year! Every day I do something special with someone dear.”How did you get your start in journalism? “My mother was a journalist, always interviewing and asking questions everywhere she took me. It’s how I learned to interact with the world.”What’s an interesting book/article you’re reading now or finished? And why? “‘The Art of Memoir’ by Mary Karr.
Great Playbook holiday weekend reads on: American involvement in the Yemen war + comedy and Nigeria's democracy + the Pentagon papers + Viktor Orban's "football obsession" + Abe Lincoln's depression: http://politi.co/2Debqgf
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".