In a moment when women are being empowered to speak out against powerful male abusers, we wonder: what would it take to rewrite the rules about masculinity? How do you change a culture that says men aren't supposed to express their emotions or be close to other men? Perhaps it involves starting young. In preparation for this conversation, MPR News' Bob Collins wrote a blog post that asked readers to comment on their own experiences raising boys in a hyper-masculine culture.
Hate crimes in the United States rose by just under 5 percent last year. Last year's stats aren't a fluke; they are in-line with a larger national trend that shows hate crimes have nearly tripled over the span of the last eight years. A recent report from the FBI shows that the majority of those crimes were committed by right wing extremists, over half of those crimes were related to race or "perceived ethnicity" and just over 20 percent were related to religion.
ST. PAUL - Briana Bierschbach, of MinnPost, has been a Minnesota State Capitol reporter for eight sessions. She knows how the legislature works (or sometimes does not) and she knows the stories in the hallways. The stories those who work there know, and just at times, understand. One of those stories lives among the women who work there, staff and elected, around a culture of sexual harassment. Briana knew those stories, but not specifically, just anecdotally until she got a tip on November 7th.
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".