It's one of the finest collections of modern art anywhere in the world, but you won't find it in New York or Paris. Dozens of works by the likes of Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock -- together valued at roughly $3 billion -- are locked in a basement in Tehran.
My friend, Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, spent his career trying to overcome the mutual distrust between the United States and Iran. It's time for Tehran to free him from his jail cell in Evin Prison, and begin the hard work of engaging with the West.
Last semester, the Single-Subject News Project interviewed and amassed data from 20 single-subject publishers from single-subject news websites originating from different fields. This culminated in the Single-Subject News Conference in November 2013 and our preliminary report, " Seeking the Single-Subject News Model ".
The purpose of this study was to uncover how single-subject websites are filling gaps in coverage within the mainstream press. The study population consisted of journalists, professionals, industry experts, teachers, and passionate citizens alike, from different fields of expertise. To determine motivated founders to start their own site, we asked each participant to tell us their genesis story.
This week the conflict in Syria lit up the map of the Middle East, sparking sectarian violence in neighboring Lebanon and Iraq. In a simple explanation, Syria's war has inflamed tensions between Sunnis and Shiites, which literally exploded into bombings in Beirut and deadly clashes in Iraq's Anbar province.
Syrian government air raids continued to pound Aleppo over the past week, killing more than 500 people, according to human rights groups. One journalist in Aleppo called it the city's bloodiest week since the start of the civil war. The raids also threaten to unravel Geneva II peace talks scheduled for Jan.
"Part of what a free press means is that everyone is free to become the press," said speaker Jay Rosen of New York University. Over the course of the weekend, this thought reverberated through the crowd, touching a sensitive chord amongst our participants, panelists as well as audience members.
To give you an overview of the latest news, we've organized the latest Syrian developments in a curated summary. In Syria, Doctors Risk Life and Juggle Ethics. The New York Times' Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Anne Barnard report on what they call an especially dangerous conflict for medical professionals.
The long-awaited peace talks on Syria, known as Geneva II, now have a date: November 23, according to the head of the Arab League. The U.S., the U.N., and Russia won't yet confirm it - they're still working out complicated details like who will attend, which voices can credibly represent the disjointed set of players fighting against the Assad regime.
To give you an overview of the latest news, we've organized the latest Syrian developments in a curated summary. Brahimi Pushes for Geneva II, Kerry Calls for Political Transition. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi are pushing for a firm date on Geneva II, the Syrian peace talks world leaders hope to convene by mid-November.
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
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".