Firefighters on standby in Oxfordshire to serve school meals, men in hard hats sent home from building roads, hospital managers worried wards won’t be cleaned. There’s a whiff of Winter of Discontent about the Carillion affair. A fear basic services could unravel, jobs evaporate, firms be dragged down. In the Conservative playbook, it is exactly the cascading crisis a Jeremy Corbyn government would create if it got into power. Yet this is happening on the Tories’ watch.
It was the positivity that hurt your heart. A teenage boy covered in tubes and scars and spiteful tumours, struggling for breath yet still raising two thumbs. That daft, cheery, fearless gesture people make before a fun run or a bungee jump. Stephen Sutton, like Peter Pan, strived to approach death as “an awfully big adventure”. The final adventure: the very last item on any bucket list.
It was 1987 and my new boyfriend asked me for Sunday lunch with his family. An intimidating moment in any relationship, but more so because I was a 22-year-old journalism student and his father, who I would be meeting for the first time, was editor of The Guardian. The house in south London was a noisy mêlée: my boyfriend’s twin teenage sisters were arguing, their mother cooking a roast, TVs blared unwatched from various rooms.
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".