Jim Putnam loved two things: His family and road trips. "He would jump on the road," his granddaughter Samantha Davis told NBC 5. Last week the 72-year-old was driving one of his seven grandchildren to a new job in Boston. Together with his sister-in-law they were on I-90 in Ohio when a piece of vinyl fencing flew off the back of a pickup truck and slammed into his windshield, family says. "That accident could have ended three lives if they didn't react the way they did," Davis said.
Jennifer Amundson was supposed to be on a dream trip right now – a cruise from Miami to Mexico. The ship has sailed but she says there was no way she and her son were going with it. With Irma bearing down, Jennifer Amundson says all she can think of is keeping her 18-month old son Austin safe. "I’m not willing to risk my life or my son’s life for $1,200 for a cruise," Amundson said. The five-day trip on the Carnival Sensation was supposed to leave Miami Thursday for the Keys then head to Mexico.
Hurricane Harvey has separated a family family--a wife stuck in Chicago's suburbs while her husband and children remain in Houston. But her husband isn't sitting idle--he's become a hero. The Chavez family had split up right before Harvey hit. Mother and son came back to Chicago to visit family and friends while the father and daughter stayed back in Houston not knowing how Harvey would drastically change their lives. The cars outside the Chavez family home in west Houston are completely underwater.
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
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".