The tenure of Sydney Symphony Orchestra chief conductor David Robertson has been extended to six years in what he has described as a "vote of confidence" from the orchestra. "I'm pleased the orchestra is still willing to have me and that they don't have one of those calendars on the wall like in prison where they are crossing the days off!" joked a clearly delighted Robertson, announcing the one-year extension.
In the foreground a naked, seated figure voices a cry of apparently existential anguish while a black-clad priest hovers over his right shoulder like an malevolent, predatory crow. Behind, a bishop retreats serenely towards a distant church on top of a hill. The seated figure is Steven Fisher, a survivor of sex abuse by the Anglican clergy in Tasmania. He also campaigns on behalf of victims.
St Mary's Cathedral is mostly deserted on this Thursday morning. But as the 22 boy choristers of the cathedral choir begin singing, the few tourists wandering around grabbing iPhone snaps are suddenly transfixed. The simple purity of the sound that fills the vast sandstone-walled space is impossible to ignore. The church fathers certainly knew a thing or two about putting on a show. It's enough, almost, to give this atheist momentary pause for thought.
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".