The Philippines' most active volcano has been spewing lava and creating plumes of ash since it first started rumbling on Saturday, 13 January, with researchers expecting a major eruption to take place in the next few days. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology issued a level-three warning regarding Mount Mayon, which lies around 500km southeast of the capital Manila.
A Polish court sentenced two people to prison on 17 January for organising an insensitive demonstration in front of the former Nazi death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Adam B and Mikita V were slapped with an 18 and a 14-month jail term, respectively for planning and taking part in an anti-war protest at the historic site. Mikita termed the court verdict as unfair and said that they were punished "for a work of art".
It was a big night for CNN on 17 January after the news channel was named the winner of four of the 11 categories in US President Donald Trump's 2017 Fake News Awards list. Other mentions included The New York Times, Newsweek and The Washington Post. This latest attempt at attacking the free press is part of the US president's ongoing war against the media and their alleged attempts to manufacture controversies and untruths.
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".