On a hot, sunny day in the middle of June, I walked out the front doors of Glenlawn Collegiate Institute in St. Vital for what was likely the final time. I had just wrapped up the final interviews with members of the Class of 2017, a remarkable group of kids whose progress the Free Press has been chronicling since snack time in kindergarten to graduation gowns at the end of Grade 12. What with being a guy of my particular gender, I am not good at expressing my innermost feelings.
On March 26, 2007, I was asked to photograph a group of Grade 2 Windsor School students exploring Manitoba Museum’s Science Gallery on what was their first school outing. Little did I know at the time these students would become a significant part of my life for the next 10 years. The kids were part of a Free Press project called Class of 2017, which began in 2005 and followed a group of kindergarten students from their first year in school to their high school graduation.
Protests are being held across Canada today in support of the Women's March on Washington. Demonstrations have been planned in virtually every major Canadian city as well as many smaller centres. Organizers say 30 events in all have been organized across Canada, including Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
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".