It’s an easy observation to make it’s been a hectic start to 2017 thus far. Thankfully, there have been some pretty sweet tunes coming out that we’ll be listening to throughout the next seven months and will likely stick around for our end of the year best of lists. They say art reflects the times, and the best music has been as varied as the events of the day. Some are sardonic and surreal, others bombastic and sentimental.
Nick BrothersThe Free Weekly Managing EditorMy dear readers, this issue of The Free Weekly will be my last as editor. Two weeks ago, I accepted a new job as managing editor of a weekly community newspaper in Austin, Texas, and I’m beginning that role in June. As I write this, I’m flushed with melancholy thinking about my time here. I grew up in Rogers, and I graduated from the University of Arkansas. This was my first job after college, and I’ve been doing this for three years.
Amanda BancroftMaking RipplesWith summer heat approaching, air-conditioned movie theaters can be a nice escape for a few hours. Local theaters like AMC in the Fiesta Square shopping center in Fayetteville are even undergoing a posh renovation with new recliner seats. But the home theater is popular, too, and has its perks (price, for one thing).
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".