THE rules are changing. Once upon a time it was considered fine to flirt in the office, tell a woman she was "stunning", or catch the attention of a passing pedestrian with a wolf-whistle. Once upon a time you could get away with making a sexist quip like “while you’re down there ... ”, to a colleague who has bent over to pick something up – even if it did make her feel angry or humiliated.
WHEN textile expert Hamish Carruthers went digging around in a collection of files in a Scottish weaving firm’s cellar, he uncovered a thread that would interweave the story of the end of the mighty Imperial Russian Army with the early days of the RAF. Among the many files stored beneath the boardroom at the historic weaver’s, Robert Noble’s in Peebles, was a swatch of an RAF fabric described as “Blue-grey No 3 WP”.
SEXUAL harassment, inappropriate comments, online abuse and bullying of women are rife in Scottish journalism, broadcasting and the media. Figures from a National Union of Journalists Scotland survey have shown a work environment in which one in 10 women say they have experienced sexual harassment and over a third have been the targets of inappropriate comments. One woman described how when she was looking around for a chair, “a man offered I should sit on his lap instead”.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, 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
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".