Toronto community literacy hub Story Planet has launched a Kickstarter campaign in hopes of raising enough funds to publish a book resulting from a workshop with graphic designer and illustrator Hilary Leung. The eight-week workshop was attended by 12 kids from high-needs schools around the city, who worked with Leung to develop a character named Reggie Rainbow, craft a story, and create illustrations that Leung incorporated with his own drawings of Reggie.
It’s been a good week for Terry and Eric Fan, Wesley King, and Simon & Schuster Canada. The Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Foundation today announced the winners of the 2017 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards, with the Fan Brothers and King taking top prizes in their categories for two books published by S&S.
Another successful edition of the Ontario Library Association‘s Forest of Reading program has wrapped up, culminating in the annual Festival of Trees celebrations at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre. This year’s festivities, which included the presentation of the OLA’s seven English-language Forest of Reading awards, author signings, workshops, and entertainment for more than 10,000 Ontario school children, took place May 16-17, with the French-language component to follow on May 18.
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".