And so, when possible, the obituaries desk produces some of its material in advance — sometimes long in advance. An initial draft of Fidel Castro’s obituary, for example, was prepared in 1959. And, since death is often unpredictable, for obituary subjects and their writers, the former sometimes outlive the latter, leading to a post-mortem byline. “We don’t do it routinely,” explained William McDonald, editor for obituaries.
“Forces far beyond our control have pushed us to this dire situation,” said the leader of Antigua and Barbuda, which was devastated by Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Maria, the third major hurricane to sweep through the Caribbean in recent weeks, inflicted “mind boggling” damage on Dominica and is expected to approach the already devastated Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico today. Martinique, above, suffered power outages but was largely unscathed.
The retired judge leading the investigation cited a “sense of anger and betrayal” among former residents. He also refused requests to allow survivors of the disaster to be part of the inquiry team. At least 80 were killed in the blaze, the deadliest in Britain in more than a century. • President Trump came under attack on Thursday from some of his strongest supporters, who were outraged after he compromised with congressional Democrats for the second time in a week.
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".