The Flaming Lips are coming to Norwich UEA’s LCR and it hasn’t even sold out. But with just a few days to go until one of America’s finest alternative rock bands head to this city for a rare live date, I’m told there are still a few tickets up for grabs. Get them. Get them now. I’ve seen the Lips a few times before and they never disappoint. Full of character, bursting with tunes and with more live tricks up their sleeve than a magician would dare dream of. It’s some experience.
In nearly two decades of journalism few stories have been as heartbreaking to read and cover as the brutal murder of Kerri McAuley. Here was a bright, bubbly and well-loved mum-of-two with so much to live for. On the face of it she pretty much had it all. However, behind the scenes she was the victim of a nasty, controlling and downright evil partner in Joe Storey. As is too often the case, for whatever reason she couldn’t break herself free from the shackles Storey had place on her life.
The terrible events in Manchester this week have put a focus on various aspects of the way we live our everyday lives. Up and down the country police forces, working with other authorities, are reconsidering the methods used to keep the streets safe. As a society we are faced with the difficult question of how to balance the need to protect the public, with a desire that many of the things we take for granted in this country are not lost.
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".