Setting aside a day to celebrate something seems somehow to undermine this philosophy of constantly seeking to give proper respect to everyone we encounter. If my wife, for instance, tells our son to do something on Father’s Day because I as a dad ask him to do it today, that shouldn’t really be a reason. We should respect each other and listen to each other for absolutely no reason besides it’s what we should do. Of course, I’m speaking as an adult, not as someone parenting a child.
Reported plans by the New York Times to discontinue its public editor position are a major mistake, in the opinion of this blog. Liz Spayd’s last day would be Friday, reports Huffington Post’s Michael Calderone. Regardless of who occupies this role, it’s one that all major media organizations ought to have. This author likewise expressed regret when, a few years ago, the Washington Post ended its ombudsman role. What’s not to like about an ombudsperson?
The Society of Professional Journalists D.C. Pro Chapter on Friday evening, May 12, attended the opening of this film at the E Street Cinema in downtown Washington. Introducing the film and answering questions at the end was Bruce Weber , one of the obit writers in the movie. The recently released documentary “Obit.” (the period is part of the film’s title) makes it easy to appreciate the work that obituary writers undertake, no matter how brief the obit or how obscure the subject.
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".