After Hurricane Sandy decimated parts of the Jersey Shore, Shannon Caulfield knew she needed to help. So the Sea Isle native called some volunteer organizations, but they were inundated with requests and were too busy to talk. They said they'd get back to her. "I don't have a lot of patience," she said, "so I just decided to do it on my own."
Caulfield started a Facebook group to gather volunteers to ride to shore points and clean up debris. She also started a Twitter account: @-clean-our-beaches.
About Shai Ben-YaacovThere's no deadline like a nightly deadline, cause...well...you know. NewsWorks Tonight Producer Shai Ben-Yaacov has covered stories across the region during his time at WHYY. Shai began his radio career as a newsroom volunteer in 2004. He has had many jobs in the newsroom, including production assistant on WHYYâ€™s local Morning Edition newscast, local Sunday morning host, fill-in host for local afternoon weekday newscasts, and a newsroom producer and reporter.
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".