Reaction continues to grow and we have exciting plans for further expansion. Help us reach more people who might enjoy the site by taking part in this month’s first prize draw for subscribers. First, there are a few changes. Olivia Utley has joined the team working out of our first office and takes over “The Daily Email” – providing a short and wry summary of the day’s major developments.
In my days at the Telegraph an esteemed colleague – now editing a national newspaper – used to put his head in his hands regularly throughout the summer holiday season when confronted by the latest offerings from the comment desk which I, theoretically at least, oversaw. “Oh no, not another what I did on my holidays column,” he would cry, sometimes adding a swear word or two. Yes, I would respond glumly.
If there is one thing Willie Whitelaw hates, it is being late for lunch at his club. The Home Secretary has been trying to get away but the Prime Minister will not stop talking. As she continues to rail against the hard left, Whitelaw’s mind wanders and he realises that he will only make lunch if his driver puts his foot down on Whitehall, along Pall Mall and then up St James’s Street. At his club there will be grouse on the menu, and what about some smoked salmon to start? No, potted shrimps.
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".