One of the key parts of the prosecution's criminal case against Bill Cosby in Norristown this month was the reading of his own words from a deposition taken in 2005. Back then, the case was a civil one but centered on the same allegations: that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted Andrea Constand in his Cheltenham home in 2004. That civil case was settled out of court for an undisclosed amount of money, and the deposition was sealed from the public.
June is Pride Month in Philadelphia including the annual Pride Parade and Pride Festival taking place Sunday — otherwise known as Pride Day. That's a lot of pride in a city where the LGBTQ community has recently been at odds with one another. The city's new head of the Office of LGBT Affairs, Amber Hikes, said she's not deterred by the big issues the city is working through.
Have you been curating an impressive queue of books you'd like to read over the summer months? As you line up thrillers, travelogues, self-help manuals and other prospects, think about this: Behind every good book is an author who's poured heart and soul into it, often with this mantra in mind — write what you know. Morning Edition host Jennifer Lynn spoke with a Philadelphia writer who does just that. Vance Lehmkuhl's "V for Veg" column appears every other Thursday on Philly.com.
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".