Early on in journalism school, you’re told everyone’s got a story. It’s the first reminder directed toward green reporters not to overlook anything or anyone. It’s safe to say Richard “Doc” Brinkley and Edwin High had numerous stories to tell over the course of their long lives. Earlier this month, their obituaries appeared in subsequent issues of the Henderson Daily News. Both men served in World War II; their notices leap off the page. kAmqC:?<=6J H2D?’E 7C@> w6?56CD@?] w6 DA6?E >@DE @7 9:D =:76 :?
There’s no end to the humanitarian catastrophe taking place as hundreds of thousands of Syrians flee their country following a civil war now in its fifth year. A number of factors have given rise to war in Syria – where all sides have blood on their hands, including rebels backed by the United States. Arab revolts in the Middle East led Syrian president Bashar al-Assad to crack down on dissidents, and a general destabilization of the region followed Saddam Hussein’s overthrow.
By and large, it’s not good news when the New York Times shows up in East Texas. While there are things I genuinely like about that newspaper – few are better at their craft than the writers covering baseball – reporters for the Times don’t really get East Texas. Or, for that matter, the South and the Midwest. Condescension creeps into the reporting, and we generally come off looking like buffoons. kAm*6E[ E96C6 E96J H6C6 :? E96 27E6C>2E9 @7 E96 |2C49 ` AC:>2CJ 6=64E:@?D :?
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".