Well friends, it’s the end of Season 2 and it’s been ah-mazing. The women I’ve talked to for the past 10 weeks have been so much fun, and this week’s guest is no different: We’re closing it out with one of my favorite media personalities, Brooklyn’s own Angela Yee. As co-host of the nationally syndicated, wildly popular radio show, The Breakfast Club, and host of her own popular show, Lip Service, Angela has been a staple in the hip hop media game for the nearly a decade.
If you were one of the millions who watched the Times Square ball drop on New Year’s Eve, you probably saw Tarana Burke. She was the woman who pressed the iconic drop button that signaled the ball’s decent and carried the country into a new year. Or maybe you’ve seen her face in the feature spread of Time’s Person of the Year issue, where she was celebrated for ushering the nation into a powerful conversation about sexual violence.
I remember when I first saw Rihanna’s “We Found Love” music video in 2011. I watched it five times back-to-back. I was mesmerized by the colors, the storyline and the cinematography. It was iconic. Then I found out that it was directed by a woman of color and filmmaker named Melina Matsoukas and I was hooked. Fast-forward to today: Melina has become a leader in the current wave of fresh, talented filmmakers who diversify the industry.
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".