To paraphrase Henry Hill in Goodfellas, “I always wanted to be a sportswriter.”Oh, I wanted to be a radio guy too. But even as I slowly marched towards 40 years of radio work (gulp) I always romanticized the writing aspect of journalism. Maybe it was watching old movies as a kid. Humphrey Bogart in Deadline USA, Cary Grant in His Girl Friday, Bogey again in The Harder They Fall and Walter Matthau in The Odd Couple.
Tim Snow photos (www.timsnowphotography.com) from Friday April 21 at Fairmount Theatre when Tommy Youngsteen nearly blew the roof off the place. The Billy Bob Productions event began with a spirited set by Jesse Stone & The Freeloaders, highlighted by Jesse’s new single “Lead” (as in led). Tommy Youngsteen delivered on our promise of an old school Friday night dance party as they ripped through Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” album plus other gems from Springsteen’s songbook.
Happy Days Are Here Again. While we don't know for sure that it's a Montreal-Rangers match up in Round One (unfinished business for the Habs, I'd say) we do know that after a one year absence playoff hockey is back. Until at least the end of April. So we're just getting warmed up.
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".