My educational background is in neuroscience, evolution and psychology. I am currently an editorial fellow at BuzzFeed UK, and I occasionally write science articles for the New Statesman and Financial Times Weekend magazine.
Resham Khan – a business management student at the University of Manchester – had recently returned to London after an exchange year in Cyprus. She had wanted to spend time with her mum and her cousin, Jameel Muhktar, for her 21st birthday. On the morning of Wednesday 21 June Khan and Muhktar said they were waiting at traffic lights in a car, when sulphuric acid was thrown through their car windows.
Tens of thousands of pounds in charitable grants are set to be be made available to victims and families of victims in the Grenfell Tower disaster. as the donations from the public begin to be consolidated with support from the Charity Commission. The next of kin of those who lost their lives when the fire tore through the flats will receive £20,000 of charitable funds, the government announced on Friday.
Labour MP Diane Abbott has admitted the relentless personal attacks she faced during the 2017 general election campaign were tough to take and left her feeling low at times. Speaking to a crowd at the #AbbottAppreciation event on Wednesday, organised to celebrate her for being the first black woman elected to parliament 30 years ago, the longstanding MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington admitted the deluge of abuse took its toll. "It wasn't nice some of the things that were said," she said.
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".