Digital media companies are desperately trying to find a financial path forward as the shadows of the digital twin towers — Google and Facebook — continue to set the rules. “They control consumer demand and where it goes in a way that we’ve never seen,” said Jason Kint, chief executive of Digital Content Next, a trade group representing digital media companies.
Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has suddenly become an acquisition target after reports of initial talks between the company and a bevy of media companies have surfaced in recent weeks. Cable giant Comcast is in initial talks with 21st Century to acquire parts of its movie and television business, including the Fox movie studio, the FX cable network and much of Fox’s stake in UK broadcast Sky, according to reports from The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
The Franklin Park Zoo bid a fond farewell yesterday to Okpara, a 24-year-old male Western lowland gorilla affectionately called “Okie,” that will be shipped off to what zoo officials and a gorilla survival program hope will be more fertile pastures. Okie is headed to the Audubon Zoo in Louisiana in the hopes he will start his own family there. Yesterday, zoogoers were treated to cake as they said goodbye to Okie. Among them was Livia Topper, 6, of Newton, who wrote “Good Luck” on a card.
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".