The questions bounced around newsrooms across the country Thursday: “How are we supposed to quote the president tonight?”Were we going to print the whole word, or “bleep” it? Since he’s using it as an adjective, is it hyphenated? English-speaking journalists had an easier time than their overseas counterparts. Taiwan’s Central News Agency reportedly translated the phrase as “countries where birds don’t lay eggs.”Closer to home, cable news outlets and many newspapers quoted the president verbatim.
Another year is upon us, and I have fed far too few of you, in my continuing mission to bribe readers with pizza in exchange for their monthly insights on the Times-Standard. At the start of 2017, we invited a select group of seven readers to join the Times-Standard advisory board. We all did our best to get together once a month and share thoughts on how to improve this newspaper. They feed me free advice, and in return for their valuable time, I feed them. Pizza, mostly.
I caught a recent showing of “It’s a Wonderful Life” at the Eureka Theater. First released in 1946, Frank Capra’s film became a holiday classic in the 1970s and was endlessly rebroadcast until copyright lawyers got better at their jobs. Spoiler alert: We’re about to spoil a 71-year-old movie. Who’s the hero of “It’s a Wonderful Life”? Who saves the hardscrabble citizens of Bedford Falls from the rapacious clutches of foreclosure king Old Man Potter?
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".