SALT LAKE CITY — Late on Thursday night, hours after the Deseret News first posted online the investigative piece about her younger brother — "Inside the rise and fall of Aaron Shamo" — Stephanie Shamo reached her brother in the Weber County Jail. Line by line she read him the story about his life, from troubled youth to tech-savvy bitcoin miner to alleged international drug kingpin and arrest.
The shooting this week in Washington, D.C., that seriously injured House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four others and the observance of two anniversaries Saturday and Sunday brought about this important observation:America needs a return to common standards based on unassailable truths. Saturday marked the 45th anniversary of the break-in by burglars at the Democratic National Committee campaign headquarters at the Watergate office and hotel complex.
"Hi, Gary. Do you remember me?" And with that, Deseret News reporter Katie McKellar began a 45-minute conversation with Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott, a recorded conversation that finally has led to calls for the ailing recorder's resignation and provided another important piece in the ongoing investigation by the Salt Lake County district attorney into whether there is any abuse of a vulnerable adult or deception coming from those who work closest with him.
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".