Hey writers, here's a tip: Slow news week? Just post a listicle of scantily-clad girls dancing at a music festival and voila — you’ve got yourself a story! At least, that’s the questionable journalistic approach that LA Weekly's music blog West Coast Sound took with their recent post “The Hottest Dancing Girls at Coachella, as GIFs.” Because if there’s one thing that the music industry's been lacking, it’s misogyny in GIF form.
By the time the election rolls around, Tahseen Chowdury will only have just become eligible to vote. That hasn't stopped the 17-year-old from running for a seat in the New York State Senate. If elected, Chowdury, a high school senior raised by two Bangladeshi immigrants in Queens, would become the first Muslim State Senator in New York. MTV News talked with the teen about his vision for his community, and why his age actually makes him the kind of candidate New York needs right now.
19 Things You Need To Know About Affirmative ActionOn Tuesday night, the New York Times reported that Justice Department officials are preparing to devote resources to investigate and potentially sue American universities over their affirmative action admissions policies. The reason? These policies apparently “discriminate against white applicants,” according to the report.
7/7 Why not devote that same energy to criticizing #Ansari for not listening more assertively? For not being more assertive about asking for consent? For not more assertively backing off when consent wasn't given? For not more assertively trying to understand what Grace wanted?
7/7 Why not devote that same energy to criticizing Ansari for listening more assertively? For not being more assertive about asking for consent? For not more assertively backing off when consent wasn't given? For not more assertively trying to understand what Grace wanted?
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".