Living in Delray Beach has provided NBC “Dateline” news correspondent Dennis Murphy great access to some of the biggest national stories to come out of Florida. He has covered designer Gianni Versace’s shooting, the cases against convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein and his former right-hand woman Debra Villegas, and the murder trials of Dalia Dippolito and Casey Anthony.
In the days after Hurricane Irma, a toppled crane in downtown Miami became an unexpected attraction. The crane, a casualty of the storm’s fierce winds, collapsed by Miami Dade College, looking like a giant limp Lego piece against the Miami skyline in the 300 block of Biscayne Boulevard. Since Sept. 10, it began drawing curious denizens who have snapped photos from the street or their high-rise apartments and shared them on social media. “The fall looked like [it was] in slow motion.
The Miami International Auto Show has been canceled this year because of Hurricane Irma. The 47th annual auto show was scheduled to open Sept. 9 and run through Sept. 17 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, but the event was postponed when Irma was a Category 5 storm threatening the region. Officials were hoping to open it after the hurricane but decided to cancel it this year.
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".