By Kris JepsonA new statue to honour the mining heritage of Northumberland has been unveiled in Seaton Delaval. Carved from a white willow tree, local artist Tom Newstead was commissioned by Seaton Valley Community Council to create the sculpture. Watch @krisjepson's report here: The sculpture illustrates two miners, along with lamps, cats and canaries. Tom Newstead is the son of a miner and travelled the world as a Merchant Navy assistant carpenter.
By Kris JepsonPeople in Sunderland have seen a milestone development on the New Wear Crossing site. In a feat of engineering, 28 cable stays are being erected to form, along with the central pylon, the iconic imagery of the New Wear Crossing. Watch @krisjepson's report here: Each cable stay contains up to 77 wire strands, which have a diameter the size of a penny. It’s a very interesting project. It’s a very unique project.
By Kris JepsonA sixth form student from Durham has told ITV News Tyne Tees of the pain she feels for the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing, after she survived the terror attack one month ago. Abigail Lincoln, 18, said she feels "lucky to be alive", but also feels "guilty" because she survived. Watch @krisjepson's report here: Abigail was not injured. She and her friend had planned to leave the Ariane Grande concert earlier, but changed their minds. She says that decision saved them.
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".