BUFFALO, N.Y. – A new report on U.S. job numbers says unemployment rates have gone down nationally since last year, but in New York State, joblessness has stayed stagnant from 2016 to 2017. The unemployment rate also remains higher: The national average is 4.2 percent, and New York’s unemployment rate is 4.9 percent. In Western New York, six out of the region's eight counties have unemployment rates even higher than that. Allegany County has the worst unemployment rate in the region at 6.0 percent.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – If you’re connected to social media, you've likely seen a lot of statuses or hashtags with the words "me too." It's in response to the sexual harassment allegations surrounding movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. On Sunday, actress Alyssa Milano tweeted a note encouraging victims of harassment to reply with the words "me too.” The social campaign has since gone viral.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The City of Good Neighbors is showing its support for Officer Craig Lehner’s family and the Buffalo Police Department with several acts of kindness. In a show of solidarity, friends and strangers alike have started lighting their front porches blue, matching several city buildings. At a fire prevention open house Wednesday night, firefighters and visiting families held a moment of silence. Another group is planning a blue light vigil at LaSalle Park on Thursday evening.
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".