When Shelley Sheppard penned a heartfelt letter to Premier Christy Clark last month, she was hoping her message, from one mother to another, would get through. “I would go so far as to say that the child care system is failing and my son has paid the ultimate price,” Sheppard wrote, referring to the death of her 16-month-old son, Macallan Wayne Saini, in January at an unlicensed Vancouver daycare. The letter took her weeks to write, Sheppard says.
A teenager taken down by Mounties in a case of mistaken identity says she was on her way to a job interview when she found herself handcuffed and face-down on the pavement. The 16-year-old, who preferred not to be identified by name, was arrested April 28 at the Newton bus loop in Surrey. Cellphone video of the arrest shows her lying face down on the ground, arms handcuffed behind her back, with two RCMP officers kneeling above her.
Chris Saini and Shelley Sheppard's story likely feels familiar to most parents: The elation over the birth of their first child, Macallan Wayne, then watching their "Baby Mac" grow into a bubbly, active toddler. "We had to increase the shutter speed on our phones just to take pictures of him, because he never stopped moving," Chris recalls.
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".