Editor’s note: Breaking views are thoughts from individual members of the editorial board on today’s headlines. I know good neighbors are not supposed to be nosy ones. But when reading this week, as we all are, of the couple in Perris who appear to have kept their 13 children chained to beds, pale from no time in the sun, malnourished — don’t ya think a little snooping is called for here? They didn’t live in the country down a long, ugly-gated driveway.
As Fred Register writes in the current ACT newsletter, the Pasadena City Council this month, under pressure from the new state law that seeks to increase voter turnout, approved major changes to not only city but Pasadena Unified School District elections. Going forward, mayoral and council elections will not be held on the first Tuesday of March in odd years. Instead, we will vote concurrently with the statewide primaries on the first Tuesday in June. But that will change quickly, too.
When I go to the Bay Area for a nonprofit journalism board of directors meeting several times a year, we usually stay in the East Bay, close to the UC Berkeley campus. But this weekend we decided to stay instead in San Francisco, where my wife had her architectural office for many years, to catch up with her friends there and to walk in the Women’s March on Saturday. I looked up AirBnB apartments to stay in, and was surprised by the dearth of choices, and the high prices.
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".