One refrain from New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board officials in recent years when water pressure has dropped in the city, resulting in emergency boil-water orders, has been that components of the network are plagued by problems because of their age. But the problems are not new. A search of digitized newspaper archives shows power-generating turbines required to pressurize the system have been experiencing periodic failures for more than 60 years.
A journalist from the New Orleans Item trailed a patrolman for a full day in the winter of 1917, providing reporting on what amounts to a century-old police ride-along -- perhaps the first by a newspaper reporter in the city's history. The move came on the heels of several widely publicized police scandals, including the suspension of several officers who pawned their service weapons in 1916 and the killing of police Superintendent James Reynolds by one of his subordinates on Aug. 2, 1917.
A contentious battle over the price of bread was waged in New Orleans in 1917. Bakers pleaded with consumers to accept an increase, and they ended the longstanding practice of taking returns of stale bread. The local Housewives League launched an investigation into whether there was price gouging. Hearings were held. There was a push for standardized sizes. And eventually the 5-cent loaf became a 10-cent loaf.
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".