WGBH has launched a set of interactive educational resources funded by a $10 million grant from NASA. The digital lessons, aimed at students from kindergarten through high school, focus on Earth-science subjects such as weather, climate, land and water, according to the announcement Thursday. Content includes satellite images and data visualizations from NASA as well as videos from the science series Nova and the kids’ show Peep & the Big Wide World.
John Witherspoon, a pioneer in early public broadcasting and the first director of television at CPB, died Wednesday at his home in Coronado, Calif. He was 88. Witherspoon was the first general manager of KPBS in San Diego, which announced his death. “John was bigger than life for all of us that had the privilege to know him,” said Tom Karlo, GM of KPBS. “John was one of the smoothest leaders in our industry,” said Bill Kling, president emeritus of American Public Media/Minnesota Public Radio.
A $5.6 million grant from CPB will help PBS create interactive games for its PBS Kids multicast channel. The grant, announced Tuesday, also will help PBS experiment with short-form video and community engagement for the channel. PBS Kids, PBS’ first streaming channel, was announced last February with the promise of embedded, interactive games to come later. It launched in January and is now available to more than 90 percent of U.S. TV households.
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".