Think of North Carolina sports, and Michael Jordan’s high-flying dunks or Richard Petty’s iconic No. 43 might spring to mind. Few would likely think of Walter “Buck” Leonard, a Rocky Mount native and 12-time all star in the Negro National League who won nine titles in the early 1900s. Far fewer Marge Burns, an amateur golfer who won 10 North Carolina state championships. Don Fish wants you to know them all.
Wendell Tabb was the kind of kid who loved to be in the spotlight, whether he was imitating family members at reunions or singing at church performances. A teaching career lured him away from his planned career as an actor, but he’s still getting his share of attention. In 30 years as theater director at Hillside High School, Tabb has earned a slew of accolades. He was Durham’s Teacher of the Year, was given a key to the city of Durham and had a day named after him by county commissioners.
As a child, Carol Peppe Hewitt often traveled with her father, a small-town veterinarian, to farms across rural Connecticut. It’s a treasured memory. By the time she left home for college, she says, most of those farms had been bought up by New Yorkers for second homes. When she moved to North Carolina, she watched more small farms give way to subdivisions.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".