Tuesday, Nov. 14 we brought you an investigation about the way victims of rape are billed for their treatment. THV11's Winnie Wright told you many Central Arkansas hospitals are in some way not compliant with the law on how to bill rape victims. That story shed light on a situation many knew nothing about, including one organization that is already stepping up to make a change. The law is clear, but its following is not consistent.
In August, we spoke to a young woman who got an expensive emergency room bill after being raped. The woman thought she shouldn't have to pay and we reported she likely wouldn't have to because there’s a fund that can help victims in Arkansas. But it’s not as simple as finding a hospital, filling out a form, and following through. This woman is not alone though and something is being done to protect victims from being financially responsible for their rape.
Two years ago, Maranda Goldman disappeared from a busy shopping center. Around a month later, her body was found three miles away, dumped in a wooded area. It was another three months before her death was ruled a homicide. Since then, February of 2016, there have been few updates in the murder of Maranda Goldman. Her family hopes that will change soon. "She was a fighter.
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".