During this magical season, a group of children still awaits a Christmas miracle. They are a brother and three sisters who delight in the prospect of this report helping them find a safe and loving home. Cynthia, Sophia, Elijah and Olivia have four adorable personalities. "I like Christmas, and I like going to church," said Olivia as her little brother runs circles around her. These four siblings are a reminder of how children are so full of life and resilience.
It takes a very special person to see the good in losing his entire family and ending up in foster care. We recently met a young man who says foster care has changed his life for the better. Johnathan has very a unique and positive outlook on life that makes him stand out in a big way. "I've been in foster care for 4 years, almost five," says 14-year-old Johnathan. He sees foster care as a life-changing experience for the better.
It takes a pretty special child to smile through some of the most trying times of their life. We meet a young man who's done that. His name is G-Quantavius, but he keeps things simple and prefers you call him "GQ." With a smile, this quiet boy opened up recently about losing a parent and keeping his faith in God. Eleven-year-old G.Q. has a warmth that radiates a room. When our WFAA crew met GQ at Sea Life Grapevine, he greeted everyone with a big smile and gave WFAA's Cynthia Izaguirre a hug.
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".