On 24 September, thousands of Labour supporters came to Brighton for the party’s annual conference. Amid the usual speeches and mingling, people were surprised to find one of the world’s largest arms companies among them. And it has cast doubt on the party’s pledge to create an “ethical foreign policy”. On 11 September, Jeremy Corbyn told the BBC that the UK should “no longer supply arms to Saudi Arabia” that the regime then uses in Yemen.
A stand-off is brewing in Canada over the growth of an oil pipeline. And some activists reportedly believe it will be ‘the next Standing Rock‘. But they have an imaginative solution to block the controversial pipeline. Outside Vancouver, the Secwepemc indigenous nation has started building tiny houses to block the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The nation says it never consented to the project taking place on its land.
A new survey has found that one in four teenage girls has depression. The researchers say these rates of depression are “worryingly high” and that the situation is “reaching crisis point”. But that’s not the only worrying thing. One of the key findings strikes at the heart of the government’s austerity policies. And that should concern all of us. As part of the government-funded Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), researchers have been following more than 19,000 young people born in 2000-2001.
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".