I cover state education and immigration for the Asbury Park Press. Previously an education reporter with the Sun Sentinel in South Florida. I grew up in Miami, FL and graduated from New York University.
As the first full work week since the federal government shut down over the weekend begins Monday, many are left wondering how their day-to-day lives will be affected. When the Senate failed to reach a funding deal to keep the government running through Feb. 16, all non-essential services temporarily halted operations. But, mail will still be delivered, entitlement programs will continue and federal courts remain open, for now. The news is bleaker for tourists and day trippers.
A parent advocacy group is defending the principal of an elementary school who allegedly mocked a student-teacher with dwarfism -- and was already suspended once over the incident. The South Orange-Maplewood Black Parent Workshop said Marshall Elementary's principal, Bonita Samuels, was unfairly suspended again amid another investigation over the December matter. They equivocated it to "double jeopardy," saying the public outcry over the incident "far exceeds the alleged offense."
Citing ongoing redevelopment efforts, Moody's Investors Service this month also revised Newark's outlook from negative to positive -- meaning the city's low investment grade rating could get an upgrade in the next year or two. "What it shows is that the turnaround is underway," Marc Pfeiffer, assistant director of the Bloustein Local Government Research Center at Rutgers said. "People are seeing, we've got potential here."
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".