Communications Toolkit for Academics


Many journalists and media outlets publish stories around major national holidays, remembrances, celebrations and pop-culture dates. Below is a list of current events or special dates about which your research or expertise could relate. These dates and question prompts can be used to help you generate ideas for blog posts, social media posts, op-eds, articles for The Conversation, or to be quoted in the media. Please contact Jessi Adler at if you are interested in writing for The Conversation or being listed as an expert for one of the below topics. 

Topic Ideas

National Great Outdoors Month
Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month
National Hunger Awareness Month
Gay Pride Month
June 6 - D-Day anniversary
June 6 - 50th anniversary of the assassination of Robert Kennedy
June 6 - National Higher Education Day
June 16 - The 40th anniversary of the movie Grease being released
June 17 - Father’s Day
June 20 - World Refugee Day
June 14 - July 15 – 2018 World Cup
National Ice Cream Month
July 3 - National Stay Out of the Sun Day
July 4 -  Independence Day
July 8 - National Video Game Day
July 11 - World Population Day
July 15 - 30th anniversary of the movie Die Hard being released
July 17 - World Day for International Justice
National Immunization Awareness Month
National Water Quality Month
International Peace Month
National Farmer’s Market Week, Aug 5-11
World Water Week, 26-31
Aug. 7 - National Night Out - America's 'Night out against crime'.
Aug. 7 - National Purple Heart Day
Aug. 12 - World Elephant Day
Aug. 13 - Left-Handers Day
Aug. 26 - National Women’s Equality Day

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