- An armed security guard shot a man nearby a community center in Alexandria during a dispute over the man's dogs. The shooting happened at around 1:17 p.m. Thursday at a playground outside the Gum Springs Community Center. It all started when the security guard spotted the man with his two dogs not leashed and apparently asked him to secure them, which he reportedly did not do. That is when a verbal confrontation took place and the security guard shot the man in the abdomen before calling police.
- After D.C.'s Department of Health shut down the obstetrics ward at United Medical Center in Southeast D.C., a District woman said her baby was delivered stillborn and she is blaming the hospital for her poor care. Rakita Hill told FOX 5 that equipment was not working, staff was not around and doctors were not concerned after she checked in complaining about her baby not moving in the womb.
- A chemical used in popular hair straightening treatments and products is at the center of a lawsuit as environmental groups are demanding the Food and Drug Administration to ban it from salons nationwide. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit that represent several salon workers across the country, the Environmental Working Group and Women's Voices for the Earth, claim formaldehyde poses serious health hazards and may even cause cancer.
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".