“Kal is coming. No one is safe.” That’s the slogan on signs all over Baltimore greeting Kevin Kallaugher when he started his job as editorial cartoonist at the Sun. And it pretty much works for Fresno, too, when he arrives this week to speak Wednesday at San Joaquin Valley Town Hall. He does his research. No matter what your politics, chances are you’ll feel the sting of the pen from the acerbic satiric artist known as “Kal.” He might make you mad, and you’re not alone.
Who lives? Who dies? Who tells your story? The haunting chorus of Lin Manuel Miranda’s ending to “Hamilton” swirls through my mind during my early-dawn reading of “Forced into Genocide: Memoirs of an Armenian Soldier in the Ottoman Turkish Army” by Yervant Alexanian. I read it in one sitting, preparing for a presentation at Fresno State Tuesday by the book’s editor, Adrienne, Alexanian’s daughter. Her speech comes one day before his birthday, Nov. 15, 1895. He died in 1983.
The Valley often feels like a little United Nations, and never more so than when we are in a hospital emergency room. We all meet there in pain, stripped down to an ugly dress, and needing kindness and care. So who better to serve as ambassadors of our sunny California U.N. than the medical professionals in our hospitals and clinics?
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".