After being out of school for the past two days because of inclement weather, Murphy High School's principal, Joe Toomey, returned to work Friday morning to learn that an 11th-grader at the school had lost his home in a fire. The student's mother came in to the office to ask if it was okay if her son wasn't dressed in a uniform. Toomey put his hand on her shoulder and said, "Wow, I can't believe you even asked me," he said. When he touched her, "she broke down."
Last week, after JW Godwin heard that the president of the United States had used the phrase "shithole" to describe Haiti and African countries, he tossed and turned all night. He kept thinking of his 7-year-old daughter, Zoe, who was adopted from Ethiopia at 9 months old. "It's just wrong," said the Montgomery lawyer who lives in Cecil, Ala., with his wife, KC (they both go by initials) and their five children - three biological and two adopted.
After months of meetings, conversations and focus-group testing with members of parading organizations, marching clubs, mystic societies and civic and municipal leaders, a new Mardi Gras flag and logo have been designed and finalized, according to a news release from Stephen McNair, founder of Michael Kraft LLC. "This project has been in the making for years," said McNair.
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".