COLOMA - Excavators, telehandlers and loaders lumbered like a line of elephants out the door of their central Wisconsin indoor parking area and into the frigid air of an early December morning. The heavy machinery was headed into the training areas of the Operating Engineers 139 Training Center just outside Coloma, a Waushara County town of fewer than 500 people.
APPLETON - John Babbitt and his wife prayed for three years he’d find a donor to replace his kidneys. He had lost them to cancer. On Christmas Eve 2015, Joyce Doty, a fellow parishioner at Family Christian Center in Munster, Indiana, called the couple to tell them she would give John one of her kidneys as part of a paired exchange that would involve three matching donors and three recipients in two states.
Robert J. Kinderman heard for years the stories of how his dad survived the sinking of the USS Oklahoma. Fearing they may be lost forever, he put them to paper. His dad, Robert R. Kinderman, was one of the Oklahoma’s crew when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Twenty years ago, knowing his father one day would no longer be here to tell his story, the younger Kinderman took notes about the shipmates' stories of that Sunday morning in Hawaii.
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".