I was on my way back from Home Depot when I heard a teaser on the car radio for a segment on why American teenagers have stopped looking for summer jobs. I turned up the volume. My marching orders to my teenage son this summer had been clear: “Get a job.”On the radio, Kelly McEvers, co-host of National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," introduced the segment saying, “A lot of us had summer jobs when we were young, but now things are different.
Barbara Cajowski looked out the window of her Gold Canyon home — again — and wrung her hands. “I have been having anxiety all day,” she said. She felt like she was meeting a celebrity, someone she’d read about, and seen pictures of, but never met. “I’m terrified,” Barbara said, and then she laughed. “I’m excited, thrilled, but I am terrified.”Would they instantly like each other? Would they struggle to make small talk, or would it be easy like in all the letters, all those letters over the years?
It hadn’t seemed real, not until I was sitting, program in hand, in the front pew of the balcony at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Phoenix, where Arizona School for the Arts holds its commencement ceremonies. Up until that moment my son’s graduation had meant final exams and end-of-the-year recitals, senior portraits and embossed announcements, vegetable platters and sandwich trays, and, finally, me steaming the wrinkles out of his black gown.
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".