I am a freelance journalist based in New York reporting long-form feature stories about drugs, crime, counterculture, art, immigration, sports, and many other topics. I seek out compelling tales and believe that facts are infinitely stranger than fiction.
Mothers, retirees, veterans, scientists, and working-class Americans sent letters by the dozen over the course of several months to the commission formed by Donald Trump to help solve the opioid crisis. One concern united them: Tight restrictions on prescription pills could be driving pain patients to turn to heroin and fentanyl.
Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s lawyer claims spending nearly a year in solitary confinement has made the Sinaloa cartel boss paranoid that authorities are “recording” his every move. But he also suspects Chapo’s fears might be justified.
Jennifer Marie Johnson is currently serving six years in a Minnesota prison for giving her husband methadone that led to a fatal overdose. Erik Scott Brown got 23 years in federal prison after his friend overdosed on one-tenth of a gram of heroin. Samantha Molkenthen, a 21-year-old from Wisconsin, got 15 years after her friend died while they shared heroin. Molkenthen was pregnant when she was arrested and had to give up her child for adoption.
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".