Kate BradshawIf you've been a member of the local media for a while, you are hard-wired to recognize the faintest utterances of a Rays exec about the stadium stuff as NEWS! Well, probably not a scoop, but what else is there to cover this week anyway besides loud, zooming cars? Why is covering the Rays' stadium saga so "important"? Well, it has to do with the old-timey notion that big sports teams bring big money for the cities that pay big money to build them.
Kate BradshawAs they waited for throngs of Blake High School students to pass, four women stood near Doyle Carlton Drive talking about guns. Three were mothers of Blake students who were taking part in a walkout to protest policies that make it easy for mass shootings to take place. One of the women didn't have a kid at Blake, but she stood near her friends holding a handwritten placard calling for a ban on assault weapons. None elected to be identified.
Kate BradshawIt's unclear where Luis Blanco is, what he'd do in Mexico and when he will see his family again. But local progressive activists wanted to let his pregnant wife and six children know that one thing was certain: the community has their back as they face the tribulations brought on by the deportation of their sole breadwinner.
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".