It was among the bloodiest days of Syria’s war. In the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta, doctors worked around the clock. Families huddled across basements and bedrooms, sticking close together so they didn’t die alone. Monitoring groups and rescue workers said that at least 200 people had been killed in a two-day bombardment, with Syrian government warplanes launching strikes on densely populated areas as helicopters dropped barrels packed with shrapnel and crude explosives.
Each year, thousands of photographers enter one of the most prestigious photography competitions: the World Press Photo. This year, 4,548 of them from 125 countries submitted 73,044 images. Out of these entries, 42 photographers have been selected across 15 categories. While only five photographers will compete for the top title of World Press Photo of the Year, the others will share the limelight at an April ceremony in Amsterdam. Here is a selection of the best photographs shortlisted.
The world’s violence in its many forms — from the death of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence to Iraq’s fight against the Islamic State — dominated the front pages of newspapers globally last year. Now, some of the most powerful photographs that emerged from 2017 have been recognized by the World Press Photo Foundation, which sponsors an annual photojournalism contest.
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".