OVER a month after the racially-charged events at Charlottesville, Virginia, the episode continues to divide the United States. To recap, a “Unite the Right’ rally was held in the small university town on Aug 12 to protest against the removal of a statue of Confe-derate General Robert E. Lee. One of the largest white supremacist events in recent US history, it was met with counter-demonstrators and the resulting clash led to the death of one and 19 injured.
THE planning was done weeks in advance. Once it was confirmed that I would be heading to the United States for a three-week seminar, I contacted my good friend Joe Mathew to tell him that I would be visiting him in Houston prior to starting my course in Washington, DC. Slightly over a week before I was due to leave, Hurricane Harvey hit Houston. Hard. But even then, both Joe and I had hopes that the force of the storm would soon dissipate. How wrong we were.
The United States Mint and the National Park Service launched the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program New Jersey quarter honoring Ellis Island August 30. The ceremony took place on Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants seeking new opportunities and experiences in America. 350 people attended the ceremony with hundreds more visitors to the island passing through and learning about the new coin.
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".