I have to admit that I watch you, maybe even Religulous-ly. I was the only kid I knew sneaking to watch "Politically Incorrect," the only college student trying to figure out how to get HBO in my dorm to catch "Real Time." I've attended tapings, used my press pass and connections to mix, mingle, AND eat backstage - you get it, I've been a big fan for a long, long time. But then Friday night, after already approaching the line time and time again, you went too far and said… the word.
This week on Back2Reality with Jarrett Hill, we caught up with two of the ladies who made headlines this week after being the first to rise and turn their backs to Secretary Betsy Devos when she spoke at their graduation ceremony. Twins Taylor and Tyler Durrant, political science majors, said they were shocked to learn of Devos' participation in Bethune-Cookman University's commencement exercises after reading an article in Politico.
This week Back2Reality with Jarrett Hill included two interviews about some of the biggest stories in the country right now: one dealing with a police killing of an unarmed black teenager, the other with the cast of a new show that's sparking renewed conversation on being a Black face in a very white space. S. Lee Merritt updated us on the family of Jordan Edwards, informing us that the family has planned private services to remember their son.
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".