Bestselling author and Academy Award nominee Jeremy Scahill was in town this week to accept an honor at his alma mater, Wauwatosa East High School. Scahill was enshrined on the school’s “Wall of Inspiration” Wednesday. In an address to the student body, Scahill quickly won favor with students by recounting a senior prank, wherein he and some friends managed to put a car inside the school.
Vince Vitrano is an Emmy Award-winning anchor with TODAY’S TMJ4 in Milwaukee. He is also a member of Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Board of Directors. For today’s Spread the Word to End the Word Day, Vitrano has written about his passion for Special Olympics and how the words we choose matter. It has been lightly edited for clarity. I used to use the R-word. Lots of us did as kids. We just threw it around as an insult. Sometimes we teased each other in jest.
VIDEO This is a story about retro-tech. My 10-year-old calls it vintage. We all know vinyl is making a comeback. I’m not talking about car seats, and that’s a good thing. When I was a kid, we had an '80s Caprice Classic station wagon with maroon vinyl seats, and they could tear your skin off if you wore shorts on a hot day. But that’s not the point of this story. Neither, for that matter, is vinyl.
Not a lick of Irish in us, but both my girls wanted to dance. Very fond memories of our years with @GlencastleID that always made St. Patrick’s Day special. This pic is from @MKEIrishFest as Ella was teaching me to jig. I don’t recommend trying it in sandals. https://t.co/dtOrxk10CF
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".