We’re one state over from his native South Dakota, but for Kalen DeBoer this will feel familiar. Familiar football weather. Temperatures in the low to mid 30s. A brisk wind. No snow in the forecast but no guarantee it won’t. “If it’s 35 degrees and the sun is shining, it’s a beautiful day to play football,” the Bulldogs’ offensive coordinator said this week, before both of us departed the central San Joaquin Valley for the Rocky Mountains.
From coffee shops to social media to The Fresno Bee, I understand that my job performance is constantly being evaluated. I welcome it. All I ask is that is that it be fair and fact-based. It’s how I approach my job serving the city’s residents. At times, however, the errors, misstatement of facts and judgments are so egregious, so off the mark, that I must take note and set the record straight. This is one of those times.
Should the public have the right to drive on a public street to get to a public park? Of course they should, right? It’s a no-brainer. Who in the heck would oppose that? The city of Fresno and Mayor Lee Brand, that’s who. All to protect the interests of a few wealthy and influential people. And you know what? They’ll probably get away with it. Nearly a decade of plans, proposals and heated debate could finally come to a head Wednesday at the San Joaquin River Conservancy Board meeting.
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".