When I came to Knoxville to work for the News Sentinel 50 years ago this month, Duncan was a congressman. Duncan is still a congressman. But they aren’t the same person. They’re father and son. I’ve been thinking about what’s different and what’s the same in politics and news since walking into the Knoxville News Sentinel newsroom on Church Avenue on Jan. 4, 1968, to begin work as a reporter. And the Duncans reflect much of what the news has been over 50 years.
POINT REYES STATION, Calif. — Point Reyes National Seashore is a wonderment along the Pacific Ocean. There visitors can see a wide variety of habitats, including elk, cattle on working ranches, birds, an occasional wild cat, wildflowers, jagged cliffs and forests. But they don’t see bears — even though a primary stop for information in the seashore is the Bear Valley Visitor Center. I learned that after hiking this summer from the visitor center through a wooded area to the beautiful Divide Meadow.
Jim Nelson, a retired environmental engineer who lives in Oak Ridge, considers himself a 68-year-old “progressive white man” who feels left out of the Women’s March movement although he believes in its causes. I suspect he’s not the only one. He wrote in an email that the exclusivity of the language of Women’s March and Sister Huddles seems to say, “Well, if you’re a man, we’ll allow you to participate in these events, even though they’re being led by us women.
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".