Michael Berens sees stories everywhere. The Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter spots them in in-flight magazines, buried footnotes, Inspector General reports, seemingly crazy letters from readers, offhand comments from cops. He spots the seeds of stories the way an infrared camera picks up heat sources.
With his long hair flowing out the back of his helmet, Ryan White was easily identifiable as he joined a group of Vancouver Canucks for an informal end of summer skate at Britannia Arena on Wednesday. White hopes to stand out for a different reason once Canucks training camp begins next week. Here on a professional tryout, the 29-year-old Brandon, MB native knows he has no safety net when it comes to living the good life associated with full-time work in the National Hockey League.
On a Sunday afternoon in June, Stella looked at me and asked if I’d follow her around the block. She was sitting on her new bike, the one that didn’t have training wheels. She had on her matching helmet. “You can go on your own,” I said. “Just watch out for cars around driveways.”“Peace out,” she said, putting foot to pedal on what must have felt like the fastest block of her life. It was the longest of mine — until she came back around into view.
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".