In the opening fortnight of 2018, two powerful stories from the entertainment industry on either side of the Atlantic have burst on to our front pages. One is Oprah Winfrey’s speech at the Golden Globes, and the other is a fresh raft of allegations against a well-known man, this time former Neighbours star Craig McLachlan.
As Tracey Spicer pointed out earlier this week, less than 3 per cent of Australia's public monuments depict famous women. She also noted the troubling statistic that worldwide there are more statues of animals than there are of female historical figures. The phenomenon's been termed the "marble ceiling". A marble ceiling – even the metaphorical kind – would be a lot harder to shatter than a glass one, one might think.
The report found that men are twice as likely as women to end up in hospital because of assault. It also found that women are more likely to end up in hospital because of domestic violence than any other type of assault. Each one of these incidents represents a personal story. A story of fear, pain, and trauma. Many of these incidents will result in ongoing health problems or lifelong disability. In the case of domestic violence, many will be just one incident in a story of ongoing control and abuse.
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".