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.
It’s only a matter of days now until the Blade Runner sequel opens in cinemas across the world and to cash in on commemorate its release, Johnnie Walker is making available a limited number of Black Label-branded whisky bottles styled in the same design seen in the original movie in 1982. Originally from Scotland, the distiller has roped in Denis Villeneuve to help endorse what will be called the Director’s Cut.
Without any doubt, the TV show that every single fan of sci-fi and comic book enthusiast wants, is a Judge Dredd series. This year is even 2000AD‘s 40th anniversary, so it’s not as if there’s a shortage of potential story lines. Moreover, Karl Urban proved he was more than capable of playing the part – and he wants to – so, for drokk’s sake, why has it taken so long?
Marvel and DC usually own San Diego Comic-Con and Star Wars has been able to throw its weight about a bit in recent years, but aside from the new Justice League trailer, this year it’s safe to say most people were waiting for the Star Trek: Discovery panel and new trailer reveal.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".