With Muck Rack Alerts you can receive emails for new results matching your keywords anytime a new article from a media outlet is published or when your keywords are mentioned in a journalist’s Tweet or a link shared in a Tweet. 

In Muck Rack, journalists are assigned to the media outlet where they work, but they they may also write for other outlets. We’ve built a lot of flexibility into our Alerts filtering so you can include or exclude results from media outlets in various ways to make sure you only receive the results most relevant to you.

Learn more how to include or exclude people and content from media outlets below! 

How to include or exclude results from media outlets in Alerts

  1. Go to http://muckrack.com/alerts
  2. Click Create New or select the Alert you’d like to update
  3. In the media outlets filter in your Alert Settings, select media outlets
  4. Choose include or exclude based on the results you’d like to receive
  5. Select the content you’d like included or excluded in your results. 

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Including and excluding results options explained

Learn more about the content that will be included and excluded in your Alert results by selecting any of the following options: 

Authored by people from OR published by selected outlets (default)
Results will be included or excluded if the person who tweeted or wrote an article is assigned to the media outlets selected OR if any article that contains your keywords was published by the media outlets selected (even if Muck Rack didn’t identify an author or the author isn’t assigned to the media outlets selected).

Authored by people from AND published by selected outlets
Results will be included or excluded if both the author is assigned to the media outlet selected AND the articles is published in the media outlet selected.

Authored by people from selected outlets
Results will be included or excluded only if the article or tweet matching your keywords is authored by a person assigned to the media outlets selected regardless of which media outlet the content is published by.

Published by selected outlets
Results will be included or excluded if the article was published by the media outlets selected regardless of the authors assignment to any media outlet. 

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Best practices for including and excluding results from media outlets

Receive any content from specific media outlets
If you’d like to only receive results from a media outlet or the people assigned to that media outlet: 

  1. Choose an Alert from http://muckrack.com/alerts 
  2. Select the media outlets you’d like to receive content from
  3. Select Include 
  4. Select Authored by people from OR published by selected outlets

Exclude content from specific media outlets
If you’d like to exclude results from a media outlet or the people assigned to that media outlet: 

  1. Choose an Alert from http://muckrack.com/alerts 
  2. Select the media outlets you’d like to exclude content from
  3. Select Exclude
  4. Select Authored by people from OR published by selected outlets

Remove syndicated articles
If you’d like to reduce the amount of Alert emails you receive when a new article is syndicated:

  1. Choose an Alert from http://muckrack.com/alerts 
  2. Select the media outlets you would like to see content from (e.g. Associated Press, CBS)
  3. Select Include
  4. Select Published by selected outlets

This will ensure that only articles contain your keywords, and that are published by those media outlets are delivered in your Alert. If an article is syndicated to a media outlet that isn’t selected, it will not be sent in your Alert. 

Remove results content from freelancers
If you’d like to only receive results from people assigned to a selected media outlet: 

  1. Choose an Alert from http://muckrack.com/alerts 
  2. In the media outlet field, search for and select the Freelance media outlet
  3. Select Exclude 
  4. Select Authored by people from OR published by selected outlets
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