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?
We’re excited to announce that The Development Set, along with our sister publication Bright, will relaunch in just a few weeks as BRIGHT Magazine, a digital publication that will explore education, global health, international development, and social impact in the style that brought you to us in the first place. Since we dipped out in July, we at Honeyguide Media (the nonprofit that publishes BRIGHT) have been hard at work sharpening our reason for being.
I have some news for all of you: I’m relocating to Nairobi, Kenya next month! I’m really excited about this new step in my life, both personally and professionally. I’m particularly looking forward to meeting journalists and artists in Africa who I don’t have access to in NYC, and discovering how being based in the “global south” can amplify our mission to reinvent storytelling about social issues. For all of you, there are three immediate implications.
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".