A retired New Orleans chef and descendant of some of the slaves sold to raise money for Georgetown University in the 1800s has started her second semester at the school. Mélisande Short-Colomb, 63, began class last fall. She is one of a few Georgetown students who are descendants of the 272 slaves sold in 1838 to benefit the school.
A gunshot victim walked into the emergency room at George Washington University Hospital on Tuesday night, causing a search for the gunman in the immediate area. Police said the man was conscious and breathing when he entered. They closed the 900 block of 23rd Street Northwest between Washington Circle to I Street Northwest. News4's Jackie Bensen said the victim may have been shot near the Foggy Bottom Metro Station, and police are investigating as a possible robbery.
Hundreds of airline passengers trying to get to parts of the East Coast experienced a traveling nightmare Thursday when a winter storm caused thousands of cancellations and flight diversions. More than two-thirds of flights in and out of New York City and Boston airports were canceled. The flight-tracking site FlightAware reported about 4,900 canceled flights across the United States. Many of the flights headed to New York and Boston were diverted to Dulles International Airport in Virginia.
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".