A Calgary woman running for school board trustee said she was shocked to receive racist death threats on Facebook referencing the death of Heather Heyer during the racially-charged protests in Charlottesville, VA over the weekend. Nimra Amjad, running for CBE trustee in Wards 3 and 4, said she’s no stranger to racism, having been the victim of it in the past, but said she didn’t expect it in Calgary—or to this extent.
When Adrienne Stewart realized someone had been using her southeast Calgary backyard as a place to sleep she felt uneasy—but when she noticed someone had gone number two next to her son’s play structure, she was disgusted. Stewart said it all started earlier this summer when she and her husband discovered bedding, pillows, and clothing next to their McKenzie Towne home’s detached garage.
Jennifer Neufeld’s high-functioning autistic son used to attend the Calgary Board of Education’s All Boys Program (ABP), but since the school now only has two bus stop locations for the whole city, she’s been forced to pull her son from the program. The CBE sent our their bus routes for the upcoming school year last week, and Neufeld and many other parents across the city with kids in alternative programs have been forced to make tough decisions to deal with the new congregated stops.
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".