When I attended my first Associated Collegiate Press National College Media Convention, that's when I caught the journobug. I discovered my love for journalism and have since worked my way through college media to local and national professional outlets.
To say I’m an Eminem fan would be putting it mildly. I was one of those suburban kids who never knew certain words existed until Eminem spurted and spit them. I’m also a veteran who loves this country. I do not support any political party. I vehemently denounce all political affiliation. As well as politicians and politics in general. It’s not the job of an artist to be a moral authority. The job of an artist is to question the moral authority of the status quo.
Let me tell you a story about a man name Sasquatch…I had just been kicked out of Euphoria, a Georgia regional version of Burning Man. I was kicked out for bringing my dog, Okey Dokey, and I was feeling a little outcasted because we come as a K-9 duo. All the time. I made the commitment to Okey that he would go everywhere I go. If Okey can’t go somewhere, then I won’t go there. A girl once told me, in jest, that she wanted to, “Steal my puppy.”I replied, “We’re a package deal, lady.
This trip has been a complete failure. My original plan was to leave for Burning Man a week of ahead of time. That didn’t happen. I didn’t leave until Sunday night — the night before Burning Man started. I made it a little over 100 miles before experiencing catastrophic engine failure. My newly rebuilt engine was toast. And when I say, “toast,” I mean, it caught fire. Then, my plans for an emergency engine swap to get back on the road to Burning Man was another fail. And to top it off, I lost my wallet.
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".