We have exciting news — longstanding Walkley partner iSentia is investing in a key driver of journalistic innovation: data. The iSentia Prize for Data Innovation in Journalism will be awarded for the first time at the Mid-Year Walkley Awards on July 26, as part of the 2017 innovation funding round. One of the many promising data-centric projects in this year’s incubator will receive $10,000 in funding.
Looking back, I can see why the founders of the shortlist projects left each day of our innovation bootcamps pumped but also exhausted. The workshops were intense and, for many, involved exploring entirely new mental terrain. The idea was to cram as much design thinking training, startup skills development and pitch prep as possible into the two-day bootcamps before the shortlisted projects pitched to the judges at the end.
Just over a month ago, we announced 100 or so projects had made the longlist and were accepted into the Walkleys Media Incubator. Today we can share the 30 projects that have made it onto the shortlist. So many of the projects entered in the incubator have grown tremendously over the incubator program (check out the week one recap and the week two recap). We had set out to find and support a wide range of projects, and that’s exactly what we got.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".