The Profound History of Public Hearings and Why We’re Devoted to Documenting Them A look back at the origins of civic participation in the U.S. and how City Bureau’s Documenters program is testing a new mode for civic engagementI think about public meetings often these days. They’re not the shiniest object to dwell on but, in the context of civics and journalism, they’re the crown jewel.
In a year marked with headline news the Defender worked tirelessly to ensure its’ readership never missed a beat in 2017. More than 70 articles were considered before the Defender’s editorial staff narrowed down our top political selections of the year based on local, county, state and national headlines found in our pages and website this year.
What do we mean when talk about media’s role in “reshaping the narrative”? It’s a topic we’ve tackled at City Bureau, often by “stepping up and stepping back,” i.e. stepping up to provide a platform for a diverse range of historically marginalized communities and stepping back to let others take the lead. But whose narrative is being reshaped and why?
@B_Meson@McCormick_Fdn You can suggest your own org. I also run a relatively small nonprofit. The hustle is real. That’s why I give what I can and ask when I don’t know where to put my $$. I want everyone doing the work to win.
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".