Oversight of Wisconsin Public Radio and TV will return to the University of Wisconsin–Madison July 1 as part of a reorganization of the statewide university system. The public broadcaster is now under the umbrella of the UW Colleges Extension unit, which will be eliminated. WPR was founded in 1917 on the UW–Madison campus. The original reorganization plan announced last November would have placed WPR and WPT under the supervision of UW System President Ray Cross’ office.
The chief programmer who pulled PBS from 12th place to sixth in primetime ratings, and brought high-profile BBC documentaries and American drama back to public TV, is leaving for ABC News next week. Beth Hoppe, PBS chief program executive since 2012, said the job offer to oversee all long-form programming at ABC News was too good to turn down. Station programmers and general managers expressed surprise at Hoppe’s sudden departure.
Former public broadcasting talk-show host Tavis Smiley filed suit against PBS Tuesday, alleging that the network breached their distribution contract after Smiley was accused of harassment. Smiley said in the suit that PBS’ decision in December led to layoffs of 20 of his employees and caused “multiple millions of dollars in damages” to his production company.
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".