Last November's election was hardly over before campaign 2018 hit the airwaves, to say nothing of all the behind-the-scenes machinations that are going on even during the holidays. It's proof that this coming year will be a critical one politically, and Pennsylvania is right in the middle of it. For organizations and associations that want to be players in the unfolding drama, now is the time to get engaged.
As a working journalist, I have always been a strong free speech advocate, but the First Amendment's protection of free speech does not mean that employers, like the National Football League, ESPN, Google or your company, cannot limit the words uttered within your workplace. This wavering line of where free speech is protected and where it is not has been spotlighted in recent controversies. Let's start with the basic rule.
Start using the digital Book of Lists today. Print subscribers receive the printed Book of Lists when published. Nothing is more destructive of basic democratic principles than political partisan gerrymandering of legislative and congressional districts. Nothing is more destructive of basic democratic principles than political partisan gerrymandering of legislative and congressional districts.
Some public policy advocates say it's time for the Pennsylvania Promise to help PA high school graduates afford college. Free tuition & fees? What's that all about? My story at 6:30 on @CBSPittsburghhttps://t.co/A23II7do7o
Will PA voters actually get to vote this November on reducing the size of the state House (the largest full-time chamber in the USA) from 203 to 151 members? House Majority Leader @RepDaveReed tells me it will happen. My story at 6 on @CBSPittsburghhttps://t.co/MqUeEMeMOc
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".