Climate change is a multi-faceted issue. It's an ecological catastrophe, but it's also an issue to be studied from the fields of economy, politics, journalism, and many others. But there's one angle that comes up in every single reasonable reading, from any point of view: Climate change is an extremely unfair process — Those who contribute less to it suffer its worst consequences. From my point of view, that's how it should always be reported, be it by ROAR Magazine or the Financial Times.
Nine months ago, I recommended an article from Politico about Spanish corruption. In it, one of Diego Torres' sources described my country's political misconduct as somewhere "between pornographic and mafia-like". Still, as much as I liked the article, I think it needed further research to connect corruption to its roots, back to the time of the dictatorship. Well, here it is.
A few days ago, fellow piqer Andrea Chu mentioned how bad climate change can be for our food system. This is not a one-way street, as it turns out, and what you eat can also be pretty bad for this global conundrum. And no, it's not just reducing meat consumption (although that is a great thing to do). When we think about food in a globalized world, the questions go way beyond what we eat. We should also understand where and how we eat it, and where and how it is grown.
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".