Over the past decade, the streets of New York City have undergone a dramatic transformation. Nearly 400 miles of bike lanes were installed, the largest bike share program in North America began and Times Square morphed from a busy thoroughfare into a packed pedestrian plaza.
During my week in Paris, there were signs of both solidarity and suspicion among people that in some ways reminded of the United States after 9/11, but to compare the two would be a disservice to the unique tragedies and the people involved.
Good science journalism shows you how the world works. And doing the actual reporting can show you how your brain works as it seeks to find the story in a flood of information, conversations and observation.
It's 3:45 a.m. as I write this. More than half of Americans surveyed this spring report very good or good sleep quality. Not me. Depending on when you ask, I'd probably fall into the 36 percent who rate their sleep "fair" or even the 13 percent who rate it downright poor.
The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome outbreak currently plaguing South Korea is believed to be the largest outbreak of the virus that has ever occurred outside of Saudi Arabia, where MERS is thought to have originated. The virus has thus far been contained to South Korean hospitals, but 15 people have died and at least 145 are reportedly infected, according to the BBC.
An AirAsia flight with 162 aboard lost contact with ground controllers over the Java Sea between Surabaya, Indonesia, and the plane's intended destination, Singapore, the airline said Sunday. Flight QZ8501 lost communication at 7:24 am local time (7:24 p.m. ET). Below are flight details from a flight tracking service.
American photojournalist Luke Somers, who was killed by his Al Qaeda captors during a failed U.S.-led rescue attempt, was remembered on Saturday by colleagues who knew him in Yemen, including NewsHour Desk Assistant Tik Root. "It really hit home with a lot of us," said Root, describing Somers's capture in September of 2013.
There has long been debate about the nature of Islam and its use as justification in violent and inhumane brutality - including the recent beheadings of journalists and aid workers - from the Middle East to Africa and beyond.
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
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".