A lot of viewers have reached out to us via Facebook and email asking why we are covering Richard Spencer’s speech at the University of Florida. I’ve thought a lot about this question. I’ve asked myself the same thing. We all remember the images from Charlottesville, which was a Richard Spencer rally too. I couldn’t help but think: That’s not who we are. That’s not who we are as Americans.
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. - Looking for shark teeth is like a treasure hunt on the beach for kids and adults alike: You could look for hours and never see one. Those black triangles are hidden among the shells and sand, often hard to spot. I discovered over the past couple of months that often you see the same people, walking the same waterline each weekend, looking for shark’s teeth. And they all love to talk about it.
Meagan Harris is the News Director for First Coast News. "Running in Heels" is a blog where Harris shares her perspective and stories as a working mom in the media. I’ve discovered that you’re either the kind of person that can spot a shark’s tooth in the sand or you’re not. My daughter and I fall in the ‘we can’t spot them’ category. For years, we’ve walked the line of shells at Mickler’s Beach searching for those elusive shiny black triangles.
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".