"Journalism is doomed! It's all clickbait, sponsored posts and press releases these days!" That's the cry you'll hear from people who are, rightfully, worried about the future of the media. There's plenty to be worried about. Falling ad revenues, coupled with people expecting to get their news and comment for free, is squeezing publishers' bottom line.
At an event in London late last year, three young journalists discussed how blogging helped to kickstart their careers. As reported at the time by Journalism.co.uk, Guardian technology and media reporter Josh Halliday stated that "The most important thing I did at university, including my degree, was to blog and get online.
I've been meaning to write something angry about American politics for while. Not about Donald Trump (although he certainly makes me angry) but about a lazy faith in 'the system' that has helped him get as far as he has before anyone started to take him seriously.
Last week, I wrote about how it's time to prepare for complete overhaul of the way the UK works. One that fits the future we're facing, rather than the tumultuous present or the irrelevant past. But how do we prepare children for this world?
It was Monday evening when it hit me. I was in the pub, half-watching England lose to Iceland in the football and mostly complaining about Brexit with some colleagues. Dispairing about the current political turmoil, I blurted something out that I then repeated on Twitter: There's a lot of uncertainty in the UK at the moment.
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
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".