What will Louisiana's popular scholarship program TOPS look like when its time to send your child to college? "It's my understanding everything is on the table," said state Rep. Gary Carter, D-New Orleans, one of 10 members of a joint legislative task force set to study TOPS beginning Sept. 6. Should academic requirements be raised? Will the scholarship shift from merit based to needs based?
A Louisiana lawmaker and his family are on lock down in their Barcelona hotel located a half-mile from Thursday's terrorist attack. Rep. Mark Abraham, R-Lake Charles, said he arrived in Spain for a vacation when the attack occurred that killed at least 13 and wounded at least 80. The lawmaker wasn't on the scene of the attack, but his hotel is two blocks from the street on which it happened.
Louisiana Wildlife Agent Tyler Wheeler, who was shot four times in the line of duty and left for dead less than nine months ago, is back on the job. Wheeler's first official day back was Aug. 4, but his first day back in the field was Tuesday. "I feel great," Wheeler said in an interview with USA Today Network as he and a partner patrolled the Ouachita River in northeastern Louisiana. Wheeler said the best thing about his first day in the field was being outdoors.
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".