A teenager was found raped and murdered in Kingston upon Thames, England, last Wednesday, in a crime that prosecutors believe was motivated by her choice in partner. Celine Dookhran, 19, was of Indian Muslim heritage, and dating an Arab Muslim. They allege that this led 28-year-old Vincent Tappu to kidnap her and 33-year-old Mujahid Arshid to murder her.
California judge Aaron Persky is currently facing heavy criticism — including a petition to oust him from his job — after handing a lenient six-month jail sentence to Brock Turner, the 20-year-old Stanford swimmer who was convicted of three felony sexual-assault charges. Particularly drawing ire are Persky’s comments that he believed “a prison sentence would have a severe impact on [Turner].
On Monday, Republican Congressman Blake Farenthold of Texas gave an interview in which he complained about some “female senators from the Northeast” not helping to repeal Obamacare, adding that if any dissenting senators were “a guy from south Texas, I might ask him to step outside and settle this Aaron Burr–style.” By Tuesday, Susan Collins – one of said female senators, a Republican from Maine – was caught on hot mic calling him ugly.
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".