SWEATING INSIDE MY JACKET, lumbar nerve grumbling, I trundled another two boxes up the loading ramp. I’d been packing up the 27-foot rental truck since early morning, and the clock had slid past midnight. I didn’t have a choice in the matter; the state ferry was leaving in six hours, and I’d be driving this rig on, stuffed with the burgeoning clutter of our Alaska lives—books, clothes, tools, fishing rods, furniture, and so on.
Summer gives way to autumn in Juneau. The last cruise ship of the season departs. As the crowds by the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center dwindle, cottonwoods and willows glow, their colors shimmering in the lake. Bright, sun-warmed days alternate with brooding mist and rain; the cries of geese and cranes echo down the sky. Spawning salmon swirl in the creeks, and the bears shift into overdrive, foraging almost nonstop. Days shorten. As cold rains pelt from a lowering sky, leaves fade and fall.
CARIBOU BULLS STREAMED across the autumn-red tundra, shouldered through the willows, then splashed into the Kobuk River. Lifting my camera, I framed and red, hoping to capture the moment: caribou, river, fall colors, snow-dusted peaks, and a wide, cirrus-streaked sky. The day before, just twenty miles downstream, I’d hiked across a startlingly different landscape: the great Kobuk Sand Dunes, a rolling expanse that seemed to have been teleported from Saudi Arabia.
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".