Imagine a city in which the air we breathe was a subject of continued scrutiny, the way we think about weather or traffic today. You’d wake up, check the air quality, and know that your city was taking steps to keep it clean and breathable, even for those among us suffering from asthma or other chronic lung diseases. Eventually, we’d look to the culprits of air pollution—smog, industrial waste, car exhaust—and work to cut them down, for all our sake. What would that mean?
In some ways, the 50-year-old words and images and symbols of Martin Luther King, Jr., have never faded from the public eye. He is, after all, not just a martyred leader of a Civil Rights Movement that is more than a half century old; he’s the embodiment of what we want to be as a society—equal and peaceful and righteous. In these times, though, it can often feel as if Dr. King’s work couldn’t be further away, even here in Philly, where we embark today on the largest day of service in the country.
Last week, a group of Republican Pennsylvania State Representatives ignited debate over a package of bills attempting to reduce state expenditures on welfare programs. Amidst ongoing concern over the state’s fiscal status, these bills are framed as ways to save money. But when you get beyond the political rhetoric, it becomes clear that these so-called reforms might actually cost taxpayers more, not less.
For your consideration, as the end-of-year giving scramble comes to a close. I've spent a lot of years doing journalism, but never in a way that feels as pertinent, satisfying and timely as @thephilacitizen right now. Happy New Year all! https://t.co/0QM5SoPN2R
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".