Pictured on the front page of Monday’s Chicago Sun-Times were five teenagers. They were not under arrest, were not crime victims and had not participated in the Olympic Games. The five were students at Whitney Young Magnet School, where they had earned perfect scores of 36 on the ACT, a college admissions test. That’s almost as amazing. Teenagers were being recognized for something other than shooting a ball or getting shot. Facebook is full of photographs of children playing sports.
Candidates running for office this month keep promising to end corruption. You can’t trust them. It’s up to you to stop the crooks. All across the state, your elected officials are holding secret meetings, spending millions of your tax dollars and doing their best to prevent you from examining public documents paid for with your tax money. This is nothing new. It has been going on in Illinois for decades.
Why not make teachers wear guns to school to protect the lives of students? Years ago, when we decided that government agencies were overwhelmed trying to protect all the children who were being beaten or sexually molested at home, we told teachers it was their responsibility to report any signs of neglect or abuse. The Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act has included teachers in its definition of “mandated reporters” since the law’s inception in 1975.
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".