This past summer, Emilie Hill was getting ready to start her junior year at Marygrove College. She had moved from Pennsylvania to go to the private, Catholic liberal arts school in Detroit for its dance program. She enjoyed the small class sizes and felt like she was getting a good education. Then one day in August she got an email about an important Marygrove meeting. She had to miss the meeting because of work and didn’t think too much of it.
On a sunny, September evening, about two dozen people were holding signs and marching at a gas station on the corner of Eight Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue in the Regent Park neighborhood of Detroit. The crowd consisted of members from Mohican Regent Residents Association, MAN Network Community Patrol, Black Family Development, and the Regent Park Community Association.
The Walk Woodbridge initiative encourages residents to get to know their neighbors by walking with them and assessing how friendly their streets are to bikes and pedestrians. The Woodbridge Neighborhood Development Corporation organizes the outings. WDET’s Laura Herberg met up with Executive Director Angie Gaabo for a strolling interview. Laura Herberg: Tell me where we are and why this is an area of concern? Angie Gaabo: We are at the corner of Trumbull [Avenue] and Merrick [Street].
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".