John Lyons has been named head of investigative and in-depth journalism at the ABC. Lyons, who is currently associate editor in charge of digital content at The Australian, is a former editor of The Sydney Morning Herald, producer of the iconic Sunday program for Nine and a former foreign correspondent who worked in New York, Washington and Jerusalem.
Starring in a long running series, and with your name alongside the title, is rather like being the opening batsman in a cricket match, explains Midsomer Murders star Neil Dudgeon. "You go out there and you go, I'm going to stay here for days, and days, and days, and days, and I may accumulate an innings over that period, but I'm not the one who slogs it around," he says. "I'm going to stand there and I keep going, I'll just take a single there, and a single there.
At first glance it looks exactly what it seems to be: President Donald Trump's arts and humanities committee resigning en masse to protest his controversial stance on white supremacist violence in the US. But if you cast an eye down the left side of the document, at the first letter of the first word of each paragraph, they spell a single word: RESIST. It's an unsurprising gesture, perhaps, but the sort of thing that conspiracy theories thrive on.
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".