Day after day, the bad news spills out: During last year's presidential campaign, the Russians not only hacked into the Democrats' e-mail system but also proposed a meeting with Donald Trump's son, on at least the pretext that they had incriminating evidence about Hillary Clinton. A gleeful Donald Trump Jr. agreed to the meeting, and, for good measure, took along his brother-in-law and the Trump campaign chairman.
This year is a particularly significant election year for the City of Rochester, with the mayor's office, more than half the seats on City Council, and three of the seven school board seats on the ballot. This year is also significant because of the large number of candidates: three for mayor, 13 for City Council, five for school board. July 13 was the petition-filing deadline for Democrats who want to run in the September 12 primary.
The tug of war over health care drags on and on in Washington, and some days it's high comedy. Nobody knew health care could be so complicated. But in truth, a lot about health care is complicated. We're living longer. Hooray for that, but longevity on a mass scale carries costs: for everything from joint replacement to age-related dementia. We've found ways to cure, lessen, or prevent diseases, and hooray for that, too. But research is expensive.
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".