When the half brother of North Korea’s dictator was assassinated in an airport in Malaysia this past February, it looked to the world like an amateur assassination attempt—the two women who smeared him with a deadly nerve agent wore conspicuous clothing, and neither they nor the North Korean operatives working with them bothered to cover their faces.Furthermore, they chose a busy airport in Kuala Lampur where security cameras were trained on their every move.
Girl Scout Melina Lakey, 9, from Pendleton, Indiana, was awarded a prestigious Girl Scout award for rescuing her mother from an overturned car this spring. This April, she was riding home from a movie theater with her parents when their Nissan Rogue hit a drain ditch and rolled over six times, landing on its roof. Melina’s dad, Jeff Lakey, managed to take off Melina’s seat belt so she could get out of the overturned SUV.
Armed with only a frying pan and some common sense, a woman helped put out a potentially disastrous forest fire in Maine. Nancy Weeks used a frying pan to carry water from a pond to squelch a fire in northern Hancock County near Beddington on Sept. 22 while calling for backup. Maine Forest Rangers said the fire started from an unattended campfire. Rangers arrived and contained the fire, but said they were appreciative of Weeks for keeping it at bay while they got there.
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".