Lisa De Bode is a journalist and an online news producer at Al Jazeera America based in New York City. She is the author of The Quiet Revolution, a work of narrative nonfiction about the impact of 9/11 on women’s rights in Saudi Arabia, which was awarded the 2011 Dutch national youth foreign repo...
One week ago today, Uzbek national Sayfullo Saipov drove a van through the two-lane West Side Highway bike path, killing eight people and injuring twelve others. It was the latest in a series of low-tech attacks with vehicles that have ramped up in the wake of the Islamic State’s recent decline: About 130 people have been killed in vehicle-ramming attacks in Germany, Sweden, Spain, Britain, and France.
A Christmas tree stood in the empty shopping mall, its red decorations gleaming under the neon light. Just a handful of lost tourists walked past the army patrols on the Rue Neuve, Brussels’ bustling commercial artery. Normally, thousands of people would fill the street to shop, dine and celebrate the end of the year, but now, the streets were empty.
President Trump and Saudi Arabia's King Salman came to an agreement on Sunday to support safe zones in Syria and Yemen while strengthening efforts to fight the spread of Islamic terrorism, according to a White House statement, amid international backlash over Mr. Trump's executive orders limiting immigration and refugees.
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".