Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, staff writer Paul Wood chats with Dave Monk of Champaign, who has combined agriculture, artistry, engineering and education as a media presence since he came to the U.S. from Australia more than three decades ago. Monk can be heard on the WEFT-FM show "Prairie Monk" and its podcasts. He has been a major force in the rails-to-trails movement, especially the Kickapoo Rail Trail between Urbana and Kickapoo State Park near Danville.
Each week, staff writer Paul Wood chats with a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet DEMING CHEN, a University of Illinois professor and co-founder of Inspirit IoT, which aims to improve security — starting on this campus. How did you become an entrepreneur in addition to a high-tech researcher? Actually, I was involved with two startups previously when I was a Ph.D. student at UCLA. Both companies were founded by my Ph.D. adviser.
Flight instructor Bill Jones works with student Jacob Walwer of Mahomet on a simulator Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at Parkland College's Institute of Aviation at Willard Airport in Savoy. SAVOY — For years, we've thought of the airline pilot as a middle-aged white male, with white hair and a deep, soothing voice — as in "Sully" or "Airplane!" Not so at the Institute of Aviation at Parkland College. There are women, students without white hair and plenty of non-traditional students.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".