What a terrible week for St. Louis. And here we’re not just talking about street protests showing up on the nightly news all across America. We’re talking about:• An interview in the Sept. 14 New York Times Style section with favorite local-boy-made-good Jon Hamm who, photographed in a $1,795 Armani T-shirt, marveled at the fact that he knows so many celebrities: “Like, how are we friends? How did I get here? I’m from Nowheresville, Missouri.
I spent Tuesday afternoon writing an editorial about homicide rates. It was dry, but I was looking for some good news and thought I’d found it.Then, an hour or so after I turned off my computer, three shootings took place in north St. Louis that killed two men and gravely injured a third man and a 6-year-old boy. It’s hard to keep up, but at least eight people were murdered in the city in the first two weeks of September, bringing the total for the year to 146.
This summer, one of the Pew Centers for Just About Everything published an alarming poll that said 58 percent of Republicans and GOP-leading independents believe that colleges and universities are having a negative effect on the way things are going in this country.This is true among Republicans regardless of whether they have a college degree.
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".