The good news for the news media from a new major study of media trust: Americans strongly believe that the media have an important role in democracy – providing the public with information they need and holding the powerful accountable. The bad news in the study: Americans don’t believe the media in this country is doing a good job on those important tasks. The view of the media has grown more negative, and concern over political bias in reporting is up.
Leaders in the newspaper industry have pledged to fight new tariffs on the paper that they use to print their publications. The News Media Alliance, a group representing 1,100 newspapers across the country, has vowed to oppose the Commerce Department’s preliminary decision, made Jan. 9, to impose countervailing duties on imports of groundwood paper produced in Canada.
Rolling Stone, the iconic rock and roll magazine, has a new owner. Sort of. Jann Wenner, the 71-year-old founder of Rolling Stone, put the title on the market back in September. Wenner Media, the company run by Wenner and his 27-year-old son Gus, had a 51 percent stake in the magazine. Last year, the Wenners sold a minority 49 percent interest to BandLabs Technologies, a music-tech company based in Singapore.
New Gallup Knight report: Americans see news media as vital, but think media isn't living up to its part. Some good news in study is that local newspapers, TV news still retain reasonable level of confidence. http://bit.ly/2ENZe21#Forbes
Newspaper industry vows to fight new tariffs on Canadian newsprint, citing potential job losses. Only one mill with about 400 employees complained; as many as 600,000 industry jobs nationwide could feel impact. http://bit.ly/2DrpFv3@newsalliance@nnaonline#Forbes
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".