On a hot, sunny day in the middle of June, I walked out the front doors of Glenlawn Collegiate Institute in St. Vital for what was likely the final time. I had just wrapped up the final interviews with members of the Class of 2017, a remarkable group of kids whose progress the Free Press has been chronicling since snack time in kindergarten to graduation gowns at the end of Grade 12. What with being a guy of my particular gender, I am not good at expressing my innermost feelings.
More than 1,500 registered motorcycle riders participated in the ninth annual TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad on Saturday. It beat its previous participation record (1,437 participants in 2014) and raised over $300,000 to fight prostate cancer. In a police-escorted parade, hundreds of motorcyclists started their trip at Earls Polo Park and travelled to Selkirk and Gimli, MB., and back. The event is held in a number of cities across Canada.
Winnipeg Christians flooded the streets on Good Friday for the 30th Annual Public Way of the Cross. Bishops, teachers and students took turns helping to carry a cross through the streets of Crescentwood led by singers and followed by a few thousand people. The event was co-sponsored by St. Mary's Academy and the Archdiocese of Winnipeg Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.
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".