Dejan Kovacevic is a veteran of a quarter-century with Pittsburgh's two major newspapers who in 2014 broke ground by creating his own subscription site, DKonPittsburghSports.com. He previously spent three years as lead sports columnist at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, covering the Steelers, Pen...
Felt like old times Saturday with Matt Grubba and me together taking in the Hounds’ preseason finale at Highmark Stadium. That’s where we got to know each other over the years, and speaking personally here, I’m really happy he’s with us after he and I had discussed it, off and on, for nearly two years. He’s smart enough to have been a Jeopardy finalist, he’s really down to earth, and he’s got a genuine passion for both sports and journalism.
And it couldn’t be a better morning for anyone connected to UMBC and, in particular, the basketball program after the No. 16 Retrievers pulled off perhaps the greatest upset in collegiate history over No. 1 Virginia last night in Charlotte.
So everyone will be interested to know that the Penguins will, in fact, win a third consecutive Stanley Cup. According to my extremely talkative — albeit only in French — cab driver here yesterday. He also thinks the Jets and Wild are overrated, that the Lightning don’t have enough of Steven Stamkos and, of course, that the Canadiens stink. (And yes, I know just enough French to have processed this.)
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".