Sean Keenan is a tenacious reporter, a hungry investigator, and the mastermind behind a few decent Reddit comments. He's a young freelance journalist with a passion for the job, having key-clacked through more than 100 stories for Atlanta's famed weekly paper, Creative Loafing. He covers everythi...
Editor’s note: As the race for Atlanta’s next mayor heats up, Creative Loafing will be sitting down with every major contender in an effort to replicate that awkward knock on the door from candidates and canvassers. Visit us online — at creativloafing.com — for weekly updates on the impending election. Peter Aman is not a politician. But the candidate for Atlanta mayor is something of a veteran at City Hall, and he’s banking on his experience there to carry him in the race to replace Kasim Reed.
Fulton Chairman John Eaves says the GOP’s plan to vanquish the Affordable Care Act could “kill Grady,” Georgia’s largest hospital. If President Donald Trump’s and his sycophants’ “heartless plan” comes to fruition, Eaves says, the hospital could lose more than $65 million in federal funds each year.
Another fundraising period has come and passed for Atlanta’s mayoral candidates, and the nine serious contenders have logged a combined $7 million in contributions so far. Creative Loafing dug through the hundreds of pages of campaign finance reports published early this month, in an attempt to illustrate who’s shelling out for the candidates. Atlanta’s Council president, who’s boasting the biggest cash grab thus far, is taking in tons of donations from local lawyers and medical professionals.
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".