It’s a delightfully tricky task to interview bestselling author and award-winning investigative reporter Kathleen Sharp, who slyly keeps attempting to turn the tables and ask questions about me while we’re having lunch. She simply can’t stop being a journalist. Kathleen is currently adapting her Amazon top-seller, Blood Medicine: The Man Who Blew the Whistle on One of the Deadliest Prescription Drugs Ever, for television in partnership with Seismic Pictures.
It’s now the first week of 2018, but I had lunch with David Young in the middle of December on a particularly bleak day filled with ash, smoke, and fire. David’s optimism was — pun-intended — a breath of fresh air. This Santa Barbara maverick has reinvented himself many times, and his was the perfect story to hear while heading into the new year. Born and raised in the hills of Goleta, David attended Dos Pueblos High School and grew up playing in bands around Santa Barbara.
This time of year, you will undoubtedly stumble upon a viewing of Frank Capra’s holiday classic It’s A Wonderful Life, which tells the story of George Bailey, who loves his town and is willing to do everything for its residents. Santa Barbara has its own version of George: Pat Burns, who is the commissioner for baseball’s California Collegiate League and a part-time manager of Louie’s California Bistro at the Upham Hotel. But what makes Pat wonderful is the work he considers his main purpose.
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".