Where were you on Sept. 11, 2001?A classroom full of second-graders was at the very center of one of the most horrific moments in American history.On this day, the anniversary of the terror attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, my mind always drifts to those 7-year-olds in Ms. Daniels’ class at Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla.The lives of those in the margins of history — especially children — are fascinating. What do they remember?
A clear case for the importance of public notices was made in our pages last week, to the benefit of our local communities.If you remember, public notices — or “legal ads,” as they are sometimes called — are those advertisements in the Classifieds section of the paper where various government bodies post their meeting minutes and agendas.
My wife and I were fortunate enough to take a two-week trip to Europe this summer.It’s a long story, but we spent a few days in small German towns, followed by stays in big cities such as Glasgow, Dublin and London (for less than 24 hours!). It was definitely a Griswold-style vacation: We looked at Big Ben for a second, acknowledged with a head nod that we saw it, and kept on moving.Clearly, after 14 days, we are experts in all things European.
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".