Devan Stuart Lesley is a 25+ year media veteran. She began her media career producing the morning newscast at Jacksonville, FL's WTLV and later served as a senior reporter for the Jacksonville Business Journal, where she covered dozens of major business, civic and political issues and became know...
As the second-generation co-owner of Stock Transport, a Lebanon, IL-based trucking company, Rob Stock knew he had the resources to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. So, he put out the word for donations of supplies and expected to spend a day taking a truck or two to the Houston area, as he’s done for a few prior storms. That was two weeks, 680,000 pounds of supplies and 360,000 prepackaged meals ago.
The typical call for hurricane relief donations often lists nonperishable items such as canned goods, crackers and peanut butter. But in the small town of Perry, Georgia, requests are going out for simple barbecue favorites like Boston butts to help feed Hurricane Irma evacuees. “Well, we are Southern,” local resident Jessica Gaston tells PEOPLE with a laugh.
The threat of a category 5 hurricane is enough to unnerve anyone in its projected path of destruction. But for the most vulnerable, and those caring for them, Hurricane Irma, the strongest ever recorded in the Atlantic basin outside the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, is proving particularly frightening. Fortunately, this beast of a storm also is inspiring generosity, even amongst strangers. Pam Brekke of Orlando, FL can attest to that spirit of generosity.
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".