1968 began with a hopeful, prayerful, and, as it turned out, tragically ironic call for peace. "Let us strive, then, to inaugurate the year of grace nineteen hundred and sixty-eight – the year of the faith which is transformed into hope – by praying for peace," Pope Paul VI said in a Jan. 1 message to the world. "Grant us peace!" There was nothing peaceful about 1968.
The year opened with thousands of Memphis area women of all ages, colors and tax brackets marching through Downtown to express their concerns about the inauguration of a new government. "This is what democracy looks like," they chanted as they walked more than a mile from the courthouse to the National Civil Rights Museum. The year drew to a close with hundreds of Memphis area men and women of all ages, colors and tax brackets cheering the removal of two symbols of a shameful old government.
Who do you think made the greatest impact on the Memphis community in 2017? Last month, we asked readers to send us their nominations for The Commercial Appeal's "2017 Person of the Year". And the nominees are:Mimi Lamb nominated her daughter, Mimi Harder, who lost her son Shelby this year to an overdose.
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".