As the anniversary of the “Ghost Ship” fire approaches, two local journalists who received a Pulitzer Prize for their reporting on the tragedy spoke at UC Berkeley on Friday. The journalists, Julia Prodis Sulek and Matthias Gafni, wrote a piece titled “The last hours of Oakland’s Ghost Ship warehouse” for the East Bay Times. At the campus event, the two shed light on their journalistic processes as well as the fire’s implications with regard to real estate and gentrification.
A pre-trial hearing for the death of Kayla Moore, who died in the custody of Berkeley Police Department officers, was called off by presiding Judge Charles Breyer on Wednesday afternoon in order for him to privately assess both sides’ arguments. The hearing was supposed to be the final event before the case’s impending trial, which was previously set for Nov. 6-12. But Breyer, of the U.S. District Court of Northern California, postponed this trial date.
UC Berkeley alumnus Barry Barish was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for detecting ripples in spacetime and thus establishing further proof of Einstein’s theory of relativity. Barish was awarded the prize for his work on a machine called the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO. LIGO is the first machine ever to detect these ripples, also known as gravitational waves.
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".