I dashed into a meeting last week to discuss better ways to explain LSU’s incredible breadth of academic offerings to parents and prospective students.But it wasn’t that important subject that was on my mind. Reverting to my days as a newspaper editor, I yelled with stop-the-presses enthusiasm, “Have you seen the leak that just came out? The president told the Russians that James Comey is a nut job and that firing him relieved some pressure.”“That’s terrible,” a colleague said.
By Jerry Ceppos, Special to the Mercury News Posted: 03/22/2016 02:28:21 PM PDT Updated: 03/22/2016 02:28:21 PM PDT Everyone knows that Andy Grove, who died Monday, was a brilliant scientific visionary. What few know is that he also could see the future of journalism, where he had little knowledge, before most journalists could.
At LSU, we teach that American political satire has popped super-sized egos and made the country better for 250 years. After this week, we need to change our curriculum. That's because a repressive government 7,000 miles away decided that Americans should see James Bond or Elvis Presley movies this Christmas rather than "The Interview," a comedy about two journalists enlisted by the CIA to kill North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un.
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".