I am Meghan E. Irons. The E stands for Erica. My mother named me for two journalists who dominated radio news in our homeland, Jamaica in the 1960s. One was Meghan Thomas; the other Erica Campbell. I grew up listening to them. As I got older I remember thinking of how special I was. Mom had named...
Boston voters had their final say Tuesday on whether to return Mayor Martin J. Walsh to a second term in office or give an opportunity to his challenger, Councilor Tito Jackson. It was, by nearly every political measure, a subdued election: no television advertisements, low voter interest, and just two debates. Turnout was 10 percent around noon, according to the city’s Election Department.
It was like any other day in Dorchester. On Monday, the street was open and quiet, save for the swooshing sounds of vehicles passing. Four years ago, Martin J. Walsh greeted supporters at Greenhills Irish Bakery in Adams Village, the site of election eve rallies of years past when organizers shut down the street, erected a stage, and hosted thousands of revelers. But the chatter these days is about anything but the mayor’s race.
After thousands of handshakes, dozens of speeches, and numerous hugs during months of campaigning, Mayor Martin J. Walsh pulled into a narrow street shortly after 2 p.m. on Sunday to greet about 150 volunteers outside a law office in Hyde Park. On a fold-up table were clipboards and stacks of mailers for the volunteers who would swarm Ward 18, an area with traditionally high participation in elections.
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".