Madison Bondi is Reboot Illinois' outreach manager. Formerly with BCV, an award-winning social media management firm, Bondi has experience in public relations and in building digital communities and brands. Check out Bondi’s work, that erases the mystique of social media and revealing how the can...
(Editor's note: The letter below from Eastern Illinois University President David Glassman was published on EIU's website on June 6th. Like other public universities in Illinois, Eastern had received no state funding since July 1, 2015, due to the state budget impasse until an emergency measure in April provided 30 percent of its normal funding.)
It took a while, but the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party now have fully embraced Donald Trump as the leader atop their ticket this year. Only a few short weeks ago, many of them were fretting that Trump would be a giant, loud, orange ballast tied to their balloon that would send its occupants - Mark Kirk, Leslie Munger, various embattled suburban congressional Republicans and so forth - plummeting to new electoral lows.
The state has entered its eleventh month without a comprehensive budget. State leaders have abandoned investments that provide opportunities for women and mothers to get a good education and a good job, promote health and safety, allow children to grow and succeed, provide support for those caring for children, seniors, and those with disabilities, and foster thriving communities.
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".