At 75, John Manifold spent much of his time in a wheelchair, facing his 21st year of Parkinson’s disease with fading strength and low confidence. Then he started boxing. Three days a week, he trained in a Cary gym, tossing a medicine ball to warm up, throwing jabs and uppercuts at a heavy bag. Slowly, his movement improved to the point he could bob and weave around his coach’s hands. He could plank on a medicine ball. He could navigate the steps on a rope ladder.
For the last 40 years, Ron Wilson has piloted a city bus across Raleigh, waiting patiently while passengers fished for quarters, making sure trucks didn’t knock off his rear-view mirrors, watching the city’s population triple through his windshield. He got to know his riders. Mike from Duke Power. Cathy from N.C. State University. That woman on the Rex Hospital route whose boyfriend waited at the stop every Friday, rolling a red carpet to the door.
In a three-minute speech, James Davis described joining a gang at 13, bouncing in and out of prison then landing on the streets of Durham as a middle-aged homeless man. With his shoulders back, he told how he wandered into his first church service, heard the sermon and walked out a changed man of God. And while he shared this story of redemption, Davis never used the word “Uh.” He resorted to the phrase “You know” just once.
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".