Viewers are abandoning Boston TV news at an alarming rate, ratings comparisons show, forcing five stations to compete for a shrinking audience. Over the past seven years, overall viewership has dropped by more than 140,000 people, ratings show. At New England Cable News, for example, just 1,221 viewers in the all-important 25 to 54-year-old demographic tuned in last month on average to the station’s noon news. NECN declined comment. The numbers tell the story.
Changes are underway at “The World,” an international radio show co-produced by WGBH, as three employees were sent packing while new positions were created as the daily news program shifts its focus to more investigative reporting. Boston public broadcasting giant WGBH and Public Radio International have co-produced “The World” for more than two decades, and WGBH bought PRI five years ago.
The two heroic officers who risked their lives to save others from the gunman who opened fire at a Virginia baseball field honed their active shooter skills under the watch of retired U.S. Capitol Police Chief Kim C. Dine. And the chief couldn’t be prouder. “In active shooter training, you need your officers to immediately and quickly and professionally act — per their active shooter training,” Dine told me.
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".