On Dec. 16, The Tennessean lost a dear friend and most respected journalist, Getahn Ward. We so appreciate and are grateful for the condolences that have poured into our offices from every corner of the city, and beyond. Still, to be honest, it was a tough week for our journalists. But our newsroom did what newsrooms do.
A year ago, Tennessee suffered one of the worst natural disasters in its history. The Great Smoky Mountain Wildfires — often simply called the Gatlinburg Fire — took the lives of 14 people. Fire injured 134 and destroyed more than 2,000 structures. It shook a community and a state to its core but also illustrated the tenacity, determination and resilience of Tennesseans. A year ago, the USA TODAY NETWORK - Tennessee made a commitment to readers and we’ve kept it.
The coming 12 months will be among the most important in this state’s long and storied political history. Not only will Tennesseans be selecting a new governor from among a highly qualified, experienced and extensive field, we can expect a lively race to replace Sen. Bob Corker, more seats considered “up for grabs” in the U.S. House of Representatives than in recent memory, and fierce jockeying for leadership positions in both the state House and Senate.
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".