Officially it is an attempt to test the public’s attitude to same-sex marriage. But Australia’s postal plebiscite on the subject has turned into something else: a proxy civil war for control of the ruling Liberal party that threatens to bring down the country’s fragile coalition government. Over the next two weeks Australian households will receive a postal ballot enabling the 16m eligible voters to have their say.
Charlottesville may be 16,000km from Sydney but the bitter debate over the removal of Confederate statues in the US city has spread to Australia, prompting clashes over the future of colonial-era monuments and historical revisionism. “This is what Stalin did,” said Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s prime minister, in response to the vandalism this week of a statue of Captain James Cook, who landed on Australian shores almost 250 years ago to claim the territory for Britain.
CBS Corp has agreed to buy Australia’s Ten Network, establishing a beachhead Down Under for the US broadcaster and trumping a competing offer from Lachlan Murdoch, co-chairman of News Corp, for the struggling network. The purchase marks a significant step for the US company, which is expanding its international business by agreeing to new content licensing deals with foreign broadcasters and launching its own streaming services overseas.
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".