This has been a wild news year. And it felt to me like it was dominated by disruption. The disruptor-in-chief is the man in the White House, of course. A fiery, belligerent outsider, his first year in office has been a destabilizing one. He’s made the U.S. a more polarized, more tribal place. And he’s become a role model for those who disrespect women — which brings me to the other disruptors this year, women. Women who will no longer be silenced.
The drive into Florida from Georgia on Sunday night, along with an almost deserted interstate, was an odd experience in the wake of Hurricane Irma. By that point all of the Florida airports were shut down, so my cameraman Kurt Brownridge and I travelled by road into the hurricane zone. By the time we crossed the state border, the rain and wind had picked up and the hurricane warning kept beeping on the radio.
Twenty years after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, it’s remarkable how powerful the Diana effect remains. From the grave, she continues to eclipse her ex-husband in both star power and sympathy. I am not a fan of anniversaries, and I’m weary of the countless Diana documentaries and biographies that keep trading on her name. I wonder at what point will she truly be laid to rest, and her boys are allowed to quietly mark their mother’s passing in peace? I realize the answer is never.
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".