A New York Times bestselling author, based on the First Coast, released a new book about buried treasures right at home. Steve Berry, a St. Augustine native, talked about his latest thriller, “The Lost Order,” in his Cotton Malone series, during a phone interview Friday on First Coast Connect. Berry weaves historical facts and fiction, into novels centered around the exploits of former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone.
A former inmate has turned his life around by using art to spotlight issues in the state’s criminal justice system. Moliere Dimanche, now an artist and writer, has become an activist on the issue of prison reform. He joined First Coast Connect to discuss his new book and experience in prison Wednesday. Dimanche was sentenced at age 19 to 10 years in state prison for theft. He served 8-1/2 years behind bars, with three years spent in solitary confinement, he said, for trying to report injustices.
A local nonprofit is supporting local victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault by raising awareness for victims rights week, which coincides with Sexual Assault Awareness month. Quigley House is Clay County's domestic violence shelter and sexual assault center. CEO Peggy Payne discussed the work of Quigley House and talked about the issue Monday on First Coast Connect.
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".