Born in Australia and raised in the UK, I've been a journalist for over 15 years. During that time I've covered a range of subjects for newspapers and magazines, from sports to show business and technology to travel.
Another day, another attempt to bring what should be an amazing video game franchise to life. Yes, that’s right someone else is having a stab at an Alien-themed game. FoxNext Games — the video game, virtual reality and theme park division of 20th Century Fox — has announced a new shooter game that will be set in the Alien universe. The game will be the first Alien game title since Alien: Isolation was launched in 2014.
If there’s one thing any sci-fi fan worth their salt will tell you, it’s never ignore the efforts of the Far East. Lest we forget South Korea’s Mimic (2017) Train to Busan (2016) and The Host (2006). Having impressed audiences on the festival circuit, it looks as though Japanese science fiction feature, Before We Vanish, will be the next must-see, big budget import.
Last week, the world welcomed Clint Barton to a new series and it’s clear Marvel under-estimated its popularity. Consequently, Marvel has announced that Old Man Hawkeye #1 will return to comic shops for a second printing. Set 45 years in the future and five years before the events of Old Man Logan, the 12-issue run of Old Man Hawkeye follows the aging archer on his quest to avenge his fallen teammates.
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".