- As if their dog going missing isn't bad enough, one couple is getting phone calls from a man who essentially says he's holding the dog hostage. It's difficult to understand what the caller wants - if anything at all. But, the Davis' just want their dog back. Owners Jason and Shanna Davis say their dog Lou is one of a kind. “Lou was very special from day one,” Jason said. Since Lou went missing Dec. 21, the couple has searched endlessly, put up flyers, offered rewards and worked through Facebook.
- Victims of clergy sex abuse who haven’t come forward yet now have a place to turn. The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis now has an ombudsman that will serve as an advocate for sex abuse victims. The move is part of the settlement agreement between the Archdiocese and the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office. The Archdiocese is two years ahead of the agreed upon date that they would need to have this new role filled. Former Hennepin County Attorney Tom Johnson will serve as ombudsmen.
- In an emergency, you call 9-1-1 for help. And for about a month now, you've also been able to text 9-1-1. The technology been available statewide since the beginning of December, and is considered especially valuable to those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Now, dispatchers are finding that’s not the only group using it. Dispatchers are always ready for your call, but sometimes texting for help is safer. This was definitely the case for one woman when she was kidnapped last month.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".