Journalist covering Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Photos and words. Foreign Correspondent for Vice News. Previously bylines in The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Observer, The Daily Telegraph, Foreign Policy, The Independent et al.
The views across Lake Nakuru in Kenya’s Rift Valley are spectacular. Giraffes lope lazily through the trees. Monkeys chatter noisily. A family of hyraxes sunbathe on the rocks. But aside from the wildlife and an elderly Chinese couple snapping photos, the viewpoint in Nakuru National Park is deserted. June through October is normally peak season for tourists in Kenya.
On the day Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o was sworn into office as the governor of Kisumu, a county in western Kenya, his daughter wrote lovingly of the lessons he had passed on to her as a child: “I knew he would do all he could to make my life safe and that he was doing the same to make the country better for all of us.”This doting message, posted on Facebook two months ago, was not just for a few friends.
At Lion’s High School, the main polling station for Kisumu Central, three armed soldiers stand watchfully over cellophane wrapped packets of polling papers as John Ngutai, returning officer, inspects the voting materials that arrived overnight under police guard. “I am hoping for the best, but the signs are not good,” a visibly anxious Ngutai, tells Newsweek as he opens a bag of official rubber stamps.
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".