Oct 20, 2017, 6:30am EDT Updated Oct 20, 2017, 6:54am EDT Happy Friday morning, Columbus. My plans for Saturday night could not be more exciting. At approximately 7 p.m., I will be inside Nationwide Arena to watch the Columbus Blue Jackets tear apart the Los Angeles Kings. The Blue Jackets team is in the midst of a lightning-fast start and the past few home games have been electric. And playing the Kings is a hoot because the CBJ faithful love to boo one particular player.
Happy Thursday morning, Columbus. For 24 years, I worked as a reporter and editor in a building that sports a pretty famous sign on its roof. The Dispatch building at 34 S. 3rd Street has had a neon sign proclaiming "Ohio's Greatest Home Newspaper" for eons. I loved that building and that sign. Good things happened there. Then, the Dispatch Printing Company sold the newspaper to a huge media company and kicked us out of the building.
Oct 18, 2017, 6:30am EDT Updated Oct 18, 2017, 7:38am EDT Happy Wednesday morning, Columbus. It's been several years since I've attended a Crew SC game. I like soccer. It's a great sport. I played in high school and even coached several of my daughters' teams. But to be honest, Crew games always seemed a bit, I don't know, blah to me. Lots of passing on defense. Lots of players flopping to the ground. Not a lot of scoring chances.
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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 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".