It usually takes a long time to become really good at something. That's why it's not always easy for people to switch from a career in business or some other field to the high-pressure world of politics. So perhaps we shouldn't overreact when they stumble a bit. Bill Morneau, for example, is a rookie member of parliament. In his previous career in the private sector, he didn't have his every word scrutinized, his motives questioned, his personal finances probed.
Bouquets of flowers are placed in memory of Gord Downie at the Tragically Hip commemorative plaque in Kingston, Ont. Wednesday. Lars Hagberg / THE CANADIAN PRESS Generations of Canadian writers, artists, performers have struggled with a fundamental question: Where do I situate my stories?
On Thursday it will be two years since Justin Trudeau and the Liberals were swept to power with a majority government. It was a remarkable and historic win. Many Canadians were excited to have a new government that spoke of hope and real change. Two years later, though, reality has sunk in. The government has broken promises on running deficits and reforming the way we vote. And Bill Morneau, the highly touted finance minister, has stumbled and often come across as tone deaf.
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".