-- Editor for European government, politics and Brexit
- Reporter-at-Large for Global Cities
Writing features on megacities and urban trends.
- Nieman Fellow 2014
Break from journalism. Wrote a screenplay. Scratched that itch.
- Diplomatic Correspondent 2010-2014...
The Queen’s Speech -- the presentation of Theresa May’s new government’s program -- may be postponed, and the fallout goes from the sublime to the ridiculous. The Speech was originally slated for June 19 and moving it will clash with Her Majesty’s annual trip to Royal Ascot, one of the most prestigious horse-racing events in the world and a centerpiece of the British summer. Another complication is that it needs to be written on goatskin paper, which takes a few days to dry.
It was the turnout models that did it. That’s the view of the winners and losers of Britain’s other big battle of Thursday night -- between the polling companies. For Survation, it was a night of celebration. Its final poll slightly underestimated the Conservative vote, but gave a pretty good picture of what was coming.
The SituationThe U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2015 that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry, bringing gay marriage to the 14 states where it was still banned. Globally, opposition to gay rights on religious grounds has dwindled in societies that have become more secular and urbanized. Also in 2015, Ireland became the first country to legalize gay marriage by popular vote.
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".