Just days after New Orleans lifted its boil water advisory, New Orleanians await news on what the Sewerage and Water Board plans to do to maintain a steady power supply in order to avoid future similar advisories. Frustrated New Orleanians say the 24-hour advisory that left them unable to use the water was a huge inconvenience. "It's an inconvenience because water is the basic necessity for everything you do; cooking cleaning, everything," said New Orleans resident Stephen Adams.
When Hurricane Katrina hit, New Orleanians sought shelter in states like Florida. This weekend Floridians did the same when thousands fled Irma by driving to New Orleans. One of those families expressed a sense of relief when the finally arrived here from their home south of Jacksonville. "I feel relieved. Safe like we are on an evacuation," said Florida evacuee, Rick Baer.
Members of a New Orleans family became the latest victims of crime as they stood in their driveway Wednesday night. It happened in the 9300 block of Palm Street, where an armed man approached them and forced them inside of their home, according to a friend of the victims. "All of a sudden there was a man in their face with a gun demanding that they kneel down. She was pleading with him and kept telling him they had no money," said the friend, who did not want to be identified.
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".