In 2015, Louisiana Film Prize founder Gregory Kallenberg put a serious question to his teenage son, Tobias. Why did so few high school students enter the short film competition? Out of the the roughly 300-plus submissions he'd received in the three years of Film Prize, only a handful had been from high school students. Tobias Kallenberg told his father the likely reason was that students knew the odds were stacked against them. Why would they bother if they knew they wouldn't make the Top 20?
It's that time of year again. The season of holiday gatherings that include hours in the kitchen and a host of family and friends coming in for a picture-perfect meal is here. But we all know things don't always go as planned. There can be kitchen mishaps, travel trouble or other unexpected catastrophes. And The Times wants to know about yours. We're asking our readers for their funniest and most memorable Thanksgiving-gone-wrong stories.
The time is now to apply for funding from The Times' Joy Fund. Over the years, The Times Joy Fund — underwritten by generous readers and The Biedenharn Foundation — has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to local programs during the holidays. The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana, Volunteers of America North Louisiana and Gingerbread House are just some of the organizations the longstanding fund has supported.
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".