- A wrong turn turns out to be the best thing that could have happened to a Michigan family. The McMechan's were supposed to be at Sunday night's concert. but a twist of fate put them on a different path. A father and two sons decided to get together in Las Vegas and enjoy some country music. They were at the country music festival the night before, but what they call a twist of fate kept them from going back on Sunday.
- It has only been 72 hours since the Las Vegas massacre took place, but traffic is back open near the Mandalay Bay Hotel and that field where the concert took place. But the stories that happened on that field resonate from here to Detroit for good reason. Two metro Detroit natives don't know each other but they have this in common - they moved from Michigan to Nevada and found themselves doing works of heroes and angels. "I just know a horrific event occurred in my city," said Toni Mullan.
- A popular TV star is getting involved in the revitalization of Detroit. "CSI" and "Homeland" star Hill Harper just bought The Roasting Plant coffee shop in Campus Martius. "Coffee is a portal to having jobs and income in desperately-needed communities, particularily young people where unemployment rates are high. I couldn't be more proud of this company, The Roasting Plant, who makes the best coffee in the world," Harper told us.
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".