As a former social worker, Ronnda Simpson knows the value of community engagement and interacting with others. When she started working in human relations for nonprofits, her involvement in helping communities subsided but her love for it never did. That’s how she found herself at the Chicago Volunteer Expo, the sixth annual gathering at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum for city residents looking to get involved with community organizations. “I miss working with people,” Simpson said.
Dion McGill panicked when his phone lit up Wednesday with a news alert about a school shooting in Florida. His daughters go to school in the Sunshine State — two hours from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School — but the alert didn’t say where the shooting happened. After he confirmed they were safe, he started thinking about what he could do to create solutions for the country’s gun violence problem.
The family of slain Chicago Police Cmdr. Paul Bauer was joined Saturday morning at his funeral by hundreds of elected officials and law enforcement officers from across the country. Blue hearts with the names of well-wishers lined the gate leading up to Nativity of Our Lord Church in Bridgeport, where Bauer was a regular with his family on Sundays. Bauer’s wife Erin arrived with their 13-year-old daughter Grace before the 10 a.m. service for private visitation.
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".