Our Constitution’s Bill of Rights, written more than 200 years ago, gives us freedom of the press. It means the press can partake in investigations. It means there’s a way the press, if doing its job, can find out how and why the government functions. During the Obama administration, there was interest in who came and visited (and perhaps influenced) the White House. When the administration faced public pressure, it opened up the White House visitor logs in 2009.
This week is filled with hurricane news. Harvey did a lot of damage, and Irma has been doing a lot of damage as well. This is being followed up by even more hurricanes. Some say it is God’s wrath, and others say it’s climate change. However, the lessons of hurricanes can be learned from Hurricane Katrina. Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour was honored Wednesday by the Mississippi Geographic Alliance at the University of Mississippi for his vision and also his amazing work after Hurricane Katrina.
On Friday, President Trump spent a few seconds writing another tweet, and it said, “Comey exonerated Hillary Clinton long before the investigation was over … and so much more, A rigged system.”It was another tweet the president shouldn’t have sent. Marine Gen. John Kelly is President Trump’s current chief of staff. Kelly has had much experience as both a general and as head of Homeland Security. He should (and as I said in a column last week) tell President Trump to stop tweeting.
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".