A member of my newsroom messaged me Sunday night with grim news: He had the flu. He went on to say that he was feeling better, but he thought he would stay home Monday. Umm, yes, please. My response: "I hope you feel better soon. Until then, stay far away." I encouraged him to stay home for as many days as needed until he was symptom free. Have we missed his efforts this week? Of course. But it doesn't help the team if he comes to work sick only to take down others with his germs.
We all want to make our own mark on our company, our industry or our community, with new ideas that can move something forward. But there's real power in listening to those who have taken the road before you. I've had a winding path in my career in journalism, taking some detours I would not have expected. Each had varying opportunities and challenges, but there was one constant: the voice of a mentor.
By Lori Becker – Editor in Chief, Nashville Business Journal Dec 28, 2017, 11:01am CST John Ingram and underdog aren't often used in the same sentence. And yet that's exactly where the Nashville power player sat a year ago when he decided to take the lead on the bid to land a Major League Soccer team. Nashville entered the race for four expansion teams late in the game, and the city was an afterthought, a longshot, not on the radar.
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".