Through his viewfinder, Ron Haeberle watched a dazed six-year-old clamber out of a rice paddy and limp towards a pile of bloody, still-warm bodies. The tiny window framed the terrified boy, wounded in the arm and leg, whose shell-shocked face told of his desperate search for his mother. Seconds later a shot sounded inches from Ron’s ear and through his camera he saw the youngster’s body fly through the humid air. He says softly: “I saw him flipping.
Simon Brodkin has carried out a good few stunts in his time – FIFA’s Sepp Blatter, Manchester City and even Donald Trump have fallen foul of the comedian’s wicked brand of schoolboy humour. But funnily enough, none of the pranks were almost eclipsed by a persistent cough and a couple of rogue magnetic letters...That’s because none of them, until last autumn, had involved Theresa May – possibly the only person so unlucky she didn’t need the help of a monumental practical joke to ruin her day.
You might have forgiven Jill Halfpenny for refusing the chance of slipping on a leotard and leggings to wrestle with a gang of sweaty men – in front of a camera. But she jumped at the chance to learn the half-nelson for a bit of grunt and groan in the ring – even adding a glittery peacock tail to the slinky costume in her latest movie. “I like being physical, you don’t get to work with your body very much when you do a lot of film and TV work, it’s fun to me to be physical,” she says.
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".