When sniper bullets hit and killed President John F Kennedy, the world witnessed one of the defining moments of 20th century history. This Friday will see the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination on 22 November, 1963 in Dallas, Texas, as he rode inside an open top limousine alongside his wife, Jackie. Already revered by many, his premature death sealed his status as an iconic of world politics.
Our next newsrewired event is less than two months away – this will be Journalism.co.uk’s 19th digital journalism conference, and it will take place on 19 July at Reuters in Canary Wharf, London. As usual, the event will highlight and discuss the latest trends and techniques in journalism through a mix of panel discussions, workshops and spotlight talks, designed to equip delegates with the knowledge required to try it out in their own newsrooms.
With less than two months to go until newsrewired on 19 July, we are delighted to announce Sasha Koren as the keynote speaker at our 19th digital journalism event held at Reuters in Canary Wharf, London. Sasha is the editor of the Guardian Mobile Innovation Lab in the US, where she co-heads a multidisciplinary team within the Guardian’s New York newsroom, which is dedicated to finding better ways to deliver news and tell stories in mobile-specific formats.
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".