There doesn’t have to be an empty chair at the dinner table today to serve as a reminder. At an untold number of gatherings across the Inland Northwest, this is the first Thanksgiving without a loved one who died in the last year. Handled in the right way, the occasion does not have to be a mournful memorial. Perhaps most of what needed to be expressed has been said already. Still, giving thanks for that person’s life could be a fitting part of today’s holiday experience.
In fact, the longtime KREM meteorologist is one of Spokane’s most recognizable people. But sometimes people connecting with him has nothing to do with forecasting the weather on TV. Years ago, he was in a doctor’s office. “I really felt lousy.”A woman came in to chart his vitals. She looked at Sherry, who was not at his most ebullient. Her expression brightened.
Who will be the MVP of your Inland Northwest Thanksgiving celebration? Go ahead and make your prediction. A) Your sister, who always scans the room and notices the person no one is talking to, and then marches over to remedy that. B) Your Idaho cousin who deserves some sort of award for being the best listener. C) Your son-in-law who becomes a one-man shuttle service between Spokane International Airport and your home.
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".