As the news industry lurches from one existential crisis to another, one bright spot has emerged for those of us crazy enough to consider it: freelancing. With fewer staff reporters on the ground, freelance journalists have increasingly become the best and sometimes only resources for news outlets to gather the facts, details, and color they need to tell the world’s stories.
HAR ADAR, The West Bank — International leaders frequently present Israeli settlements as being the primary obstacle to a Palestinian state. The settlements will be a pivotal point of contention as the U.S. begins drafting a new Middle East peace plan. Most Palestinians oppose settlements, seeing them as Israel's intent to permanently occupy land it captured from Jordan in the 1967 Six-Day War.
Taylor Force, an American war veteran and West Point graduate, was visiting the ancient port of Jaffa overlooking the Mediterranean Sea on March 8, 2016, when 22-year-old Palestinian Bashar Massalha came running toward him with a knife. By the end of Massalha’s stabbing spree, 28-year-old Force was dead and 11 others were wounded. Attacks like the one on Force are painfully routine in the bloody, six-decade-old Arab-Israeli conflict.
This brings back chilling memories of my first time in Hebron, also with Breaking the Silence. Aside from the fact that a Jewish terror attack caused this situation, the saddest part is that the Israeli gov has so deligiitizimed this organization that few Israelis listen to it https://twitter.com/nytimescohen/status/954690385829335040
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".