Why in the world did I wait so long? It's not as if I didn't have ample opportunities. I drove past it a couple of times a month. I read about it again and again. I have heard about it from friends, who sung its praises. Yet, I did not get my first bite of the smoked nirvana that is Ray Ray 's Hog Pit until last week. And yes, I am ashamed of myself. I meet with a group of current and former Dispatch editors every month to drink beer and solve the issues of the world.
I have worked for exactly three companies since graduating from Ohio State University in 1989. From June 1989 to October 1991, I worked as a reporter at the News Herald in Mentor, Ohio, just east of Cleveland. From October 1991 to June 2017, I worked at The Columbus Dispatch - nine years as a reporter and 17 as an editor. And since July, I've been managing editor at Columbus Business First. Is that unusual these days? Do people stay in one job for decades any more?
I have attended many Columbus Blue Jackets games since the inaugural season. I have seen some great contests. I have seen some not-so-great contests. And I have seen some real stinkers. But I've never booed my home team, nor have I left a game early. Sure, I guess you have the right to do whatever you want with your ticket and your seat. (A dude who sits next to me in Section 205 fell asleep during the first period of a recent game.) If you want to boo the team, go ahead.
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".