Cornwall Reports has become the latest local news website to join the Independent Community News Network (ICNN.) The organisation seeks to represent and promote local news publishers across the country. Cardiff University’s Centre for Community Journalism announced in December that it was launching a representative network for the independent community and hyperlocal news sector. The network seeks to advocate and lobby on behalf of independent news publishers across the country.
Time is running out to vote for a fundraising campaign which is trying to bring new play equipment to a North Cornwall village. The St Tudy Playground is seeking a £25,000 community award from the One Family Foundation. The village is up against competition from London, Yorkshire, Avon and Wales so needs every online vote it can garner. The playing field was established in 1932 with the small playground established in the 1970s.
NHS Kernow has again been rated “inadequate” by health chiefs in London and is to be placed in special measures, which could mean direct rule from Whitehall. A report by NHS England, the CCG Annual Assessment, puts the St Austell-based NHS Kernow at the bottom of a national league table, failing on the quality of its leadership and financial plan. NHS Kernow is one of 23 CCGs to fail and be taken into special measures.
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".