City Council members on Thursday (June 22) unanimously approved a long-negotiated deal to swap property owned by the Port of New Orleans with the Public Belt Railroad in a bid Deputy Mayor Ryan Berni said will boost jobs and public spaces. The deal, announced June 7, would give the city two wharves owned by the Port of New Orleans that block public access to the Mississippi River between Crescent Park and the Moonwalk pedestrian path and park.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has postponed his "State of the City" address for a second time as Tropical Storm Cindy bears down on the Gulf Coast. Landrieu first delayed the speech, originally scheduled for June 14, after Rep. Steve Scalise was critically wounded after a gunman opened fire the day before in Alexandria, Virginia, during a baseball practice for Republican members of Congress.
First-time candidate Frank Scurlock has been running ads promoting his fledgling New Orleans mayoral bid on billboards and in print publications, always carrying a line showing his campaign paid for the ad. The other three candidates for mayor -- Michael Bagneris, Desiree Charbonnet and LaToya Cantrell -- are starting to put up placards around the city that don't carry the identity of who paid for the ads. Other candidates have also put up billboards that don't say who paid for the ad.
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".