I'm writing this column while alternating between sniffling and sneezing. I had such a great plan about coming into the office during this usually slow week between Christmas and New Year's. I was going to get so much done. Tie up a few loose ends. Make some real progress on the big projects I'm planning for this year. It was going to be great.And then ... a stupid cold shoved me into the slow, sneezy lane.
JBG Smith CEO Matt Kelly accepted the Washington Business Journal's 2017 CEO of the Year honors with humility, grace and plenty of good humor. The event was held Thursday evening at the Watergate Hotel. If you're looking for a good business laugh, as well as some touching and inspiring sentiments, it's worth a watch. Also, don't miss our in-depth profile of Kelly. But please, just don't call him Mark.
So here's a sad comment on the current state of affairs:I started this column a few weeks ago, leading off with "Et tu, Charlie?" But then I didn't finish it fast enough. The news cycle moved on, and I set it aside. Last week, I could update it with very little effort: Et tu, Matt? I've worked in media most of my career, including a stint in live television. In TV, when you're an underling, you get yelled at. It's a high-pressure industry, tempers run short. You get used to it.
"Rhimes recalls giving her star a simple piece of advice: 'Decide what you think you're worth and then ask for what you think you're worth. Nobody's just going to give it to you.'" Amen. Words to live by for women navigating the professional world. https://twitter.com/shondarhimes/status/953721035597082625
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".