I have been a professional reporter and editor in the New York/New Jersey area for the past six years. Much of my work has been with North Jersey Media Group, where I am currently a staff member with the Essex weeklies division.
My strengths are in doing research-based pieces (including public r...
A Montclair attorney has pleaded guilty to charges related to his alleged role in a $4 million medical insurance fraud ring. Mark Gertner pleaded guilty to third-degree third-degree criminal running, according to an announcement from Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino’s office. Gertner was the attorney who paid for referrals to South Orange Trauma and Rehab Center (SOTC), a now-shuttered medical and chiropractic center that authorities say was used as a front to defraud insurance companies.
This past Sunday night marked what could be the last picture show at the Bellevue Theatre, leaving residents shocked and heartbroken over Bow Tie Cinemas’ decision to close its movie house at the iconic Tudor building in Upper Montclair. Patrons of the theater, which premiered in 1922 showing a Lillian Gish film, have rallied to try to find ways to keep the venue open as a cinema.
With a week to go before Thanksgiving, the shelves at Human Needs Food Pantry were alarmingly bare of Thanksgiving foods. So the staff put out an appeal for donations on social media Thursday morning. Donations soon began rolling in. “What we’re hearing from most people is that the holiday came up so fast this year,” Mike Bruno, Human Needs’ director, said Thursday afternoon. But the donations that came in are definitely going to help, he said.
@NaNoWriMo@thebestjasmine I've been working on setting up a "noveling playlist." Only problem is, for me it's nigh on impossible to narrow it down - should I go for songs about writing? Or songs that match the novel's theme? (Le sigh.)
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".