Victims of tragedy are so often chosen at random; by circumstances that couldn't have been predicted, even in a nightmare. It is what shock is made of. And so it was on Bourke Street, Melbourne, on a sunny summer afternoon. Shock would roll like a wave across Melbourne and the state and the nation on January 20, 2017. The swift fury of it. Six blameless lives would be gone, including those of a three-month-old baby boy and a 10-year-old girl.
Ron Tandberg, whose perfect little "pocket" cartoons have been among the most loved features of The Age for the past 45 years, has died after a short battle with cancer. Tandberg, who turned 74 on New Year's Eve, died on Monday, surrounded by members of his family – his wife, Glen, at his side – at the St John of God Hospital in Geelong. Tandberg joined The Age in 1972, and went on to win an extraordinary 11 Walkley Awards, including two Gold Walkleys.
Ron Tandberg, normally the most straightforward of newspaper artists, drew a perplexing cartoon a couple of weeks ago. It depicts a trio of his familiar, guileless little everyperson figures attending an art gallery. On the wall hangs an elaborate self-portrait by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), another by Van Gogh (1853-1890) and one by Rembrandt (1606-1669). But it is a fourth portrait that has won the interest of the gallery-goers.
It seems beyond appalling to recall that 1034 Victorians died on the roads in 1969, the year I got my licence, and 1061 in 1970, when I became a cadet journalist and started going to crash sites. https://t.co/dlGlwQ2ajs
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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
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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
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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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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".