Jay Cassano is an investigative reporter on the Political Capital team, focusing on technology, national security, and policing. Before joining IBT he worked as a staff writer at Fast Company and spent two years as a foreign correspondent in Turkey. His work has been published in Al Jazeera America, The Nation, Vice News, Motherboard, and many other outlets. To learn more, including how to contact him securely, visit jcassano.net.
The founder of the media company that owns Newsweek has stepped down as chairman two weeks after investigators raided the company’s headquarters as part of a long-term financial fraud probe. Etienne Uzac, co-owner of Newsweek Media Group, is joined by his wife Marion Kim, the company’s finance director, who will also step down, the company said.
Olivet University, a California Christian college with close ties to Newsweek Media Group executives, denied Thursday that it has any role in an ongoing financial investigation of the media organization by the Manhattan district attorney’s office. The announcement, declared in a four-paragraph press release, comes one week after law enforcement raided Newsweek’s New York offices on January 18.
On one hand, the intel ops in the indictment seem laughably unsophisticated (one operation netted them the definition of "purple states"), but on the other hand they show how simple our political divides are and how easily they are exploited.
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".