Crowdfunding is everywhere, with musicians, filmmakers and entrepreneurs financing projects through the small donations of friends and strangers. So it shouldn’t be surprising that universities should get in on the action. After all, college is the place where ambitious people with big ideas are supposed to nurture their talent before going off and doing important things. It’s also a place where private donations are counted on to do the kinds of things that tuition and tax funding cannot.
ST. LOUIS • Longtime city Alderman Lyda Krewson was elected Tuesday as the city's 46th mayor.She is the first woman ever to be elected to the office, breaking the stranglehold men have had on the job for 194 years.At her campaign party Tuesday evening, Krewson reflected on the accomplishment with the trademark even-keel temperament she displayed throughout the campaign. “Maybe it's because I am a woman (that) I don't look at it as being all that historic.
ST. LOUIS • When voters passed a half-cent sales tax increase while rejecting a plan to build a soccer stadium downtown, they essentially gave city leaders an extra $5 million a year to play with.Incoming Mayor Lyda Krewson said she would like to put that money toward public safety, and possibly hiring more police officers – just as she promised throughout her campaign.The extra money comes as a result of voters approving only one part of a two-part plan.
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".