Have you missed us? Here at Honeyguide Media (the nonprofit that publishes BRIGHT Magazine), we’ve been hard at work for the last two months sharpening our reason for being. We’re still out here reinventing storytelling about social issues — we’re just mutating the how a bit.
When you ask many journalists why they entered this profession, the number one answer you’ll hear is, “The money.”Just kidding. Many journalists entered the profession to hold power accountable; many love having a job that allows them to ask as many questions as they want; and most enjoy telling stories they collect from around their communities. For me, I entered journalism to change how we understand marginalized communities, and to show what “social change” really looks like.
At Bright, we want to do everything possible to elevate educators’ voices and include them in conversations about innovation and reform. We know teaching is more than a job; it’s a calling. What does that calling look like for you? Why do you teach? We want to highlight stories from across the teaching profession. Are you the chemistry teacher with the funny song to help your students remember the periodic table?
Reviewing our budget and watching HGTV in the background. Just heard the designer say she's going to add a 1920s era colonial world map wallpaper and a designer-y ceramic skull, because "phrenology is pretty cute." I'm sorry WHAT?!
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".