A website which tells the first-hand story of the early days of journalism training in the UK has just notched up its 100,000th visit. Gerry Kreibich, a former editor of the Matlock Mercury who went on to lead the journalism course at Richmond College, Sheffield, set up his site ‘Memoirs of a Pioneer Journalism Lecturer‘ 11 years ago. It looks back at the early days of the Richmond course which launched the careers of hundreds of journalists before later being transferred to Sheffield College.
A regional newspaper office originally opened by the then Prime Minister Harold Wilson in 1965 is to close its doors for the last time today. Staff at Newcastle’s Chronicle, Journal and Sunday Sun newspapers are leaving their base on the city’s Groat Market for a new home at Eldon Square. The offices were opened by Mr Wilson in May 1965 and once housed a printing plant and the Press Association’s journalism training centre as well as the three newspapers.
The editor the Daily Record newspaper has announced he is leaving after four years in one of Scotland’s top media jobs. Murray Foote, left, will leave the Trinity Mirror-owned tabloid on Friday, 2 March. He becomes the second senior TM editor to announce his departure this week, following the Manchester Evening News’ Rob Irvine on Wednesday.
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".