I can't imagine a more clear description of this country's ongoing struggle with race than these words, written by former Free Press reporter Philip Meyer in a 1968 Nieman Reports magazine: "Most white Americans don’t feel like racists. Most of us believe in the basic brotherhood of man, and therefore we can’t be racists. Can we? "Closer inspection of the Riot Commission report," a federal examination of uprisings the year before in a handful of American cities, "shows that we can.
Rosa Malone fell in love with Rosedale Park first. The quiet streets, well-maintained homes and manicured lawns, a community of neighbors whose conscientious upkeep had staved off the worst impacts of Detroit’s troubles. She fell in love with the bungalow on Rosemont Street later, in 1973. The first time she and husband Elijah walked across the threshold, Rosa Malone knew she had found the place where she’d raise the young grandson who’d come under her care.
I wanted to start this column with a clever analogy about fast-food burgers, likening Detroit Public Schools Community District to a burger joint, and imagining it had the authority to grant or deny a competing chain to open restaurants in its service area. I mean, McDonald's would be nuts to let Burger King open shop across the street. Shake Shack doesn't want a Five Guys on the same block. In and Out Burger would be loath to see Carl Jr.'s go up next door. Et cetera, et cetera.
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".