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.
In an effort to calm the “silver tsunami” — the impending retirement of baby boomers and its effect on local business — Mountain BizWorks is hosting an interactive workshop on Wednesday, Aug. 23 with Industrial Commons to provide information on cooperative, worker-owned businesses. “Cooperatives 101” will provide existing or aspiring business owners with an overview of the business case for employee ownership.
My friend Bob showed me around where he lives in North Conway, New Hampshire. We took the Kancamagus Highway for the views and found a great scenic spot to chill. We parked my van for a bit and I played with my contact staff. It was here I met a young pegasus. I dubbed her, “Kelly the Pegasususus” (peg•a•sus•sus•sus). She was looking a little deflated when we first met, so I pumped air into both of her holes. She perked right up and flew me to see the sunset on the lake.
When I was in school at Georgia Perimeter College, I worked on the college newspaper. It was called The Collegian. It’s where I was bitten by the journalism bug. It’s where I spent most of my time while I was at school. It’s where I met some of my best friends to this day. One friend, we’ll call him Bob, moved from Georgia to New Hampshire a few months ago and today I was driving from Albany to go see him. He also left the journalism industry for greener marketing pastures.
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".