Katie King is a writer, editor and digital media executive. Her career includes covering Central American as a foreign correspondent, launching digital news publications as a global Reuters media executive, teaching digital media to undergraduates and working journalists in the U.S. and overseas ...
In 1965, 10-year-old Dave Nelson looked out the window of his family’s 1956 Dodge Coronet, stuffed with suitcases, coolers, and beach chairs, as the town of Sunset Beach unfolded before him. The old swing bridge that led to the island carried him to a world of simple wooden houses and a laid-back way of life; he knew he had to live there someday. “Something moved me the first time I came across that little bridge, and I said, ‘This is where I’m supposed to be,’” says Dave, now 62.
It’s easy enough to claim to have the world’s largest frying pan — six towns in the United States have given that distinction to their giant cooking apparatuses — but only one town can actually boast the largest: Rose Hill. Measuring 15 feet in diameter and weighing two tons, the aptly named World’s Largest Frying Pan holds 200 gallons of cooking oil and can cook 365 chickens at a time.
Chuck Jones would go to the moon and back for his winery. In fact, he almost has. When he bought his Acura in 2008, it had just 13 miles on it; now, it has more than 436,000, just 42,000 miles short of a round-trip to the moon. Nearly every one of those miles has been driven on business for Jones von Drehle Vineyards & Winery, which Chuck and his wife, Diana, co-own with Ronnie (Diana’s sister) and Raymond von Drehle, in the Yadkin Valley town of Thurmond.
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".