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. 

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Oct 4 - 4-H National Youth Science Day

Oct 4 - 60th anniversary of Sputnik launched
Oct 5 - 70th anniversary of first televised White House address
Oct 16 - World Food Day
Oct 16 - 15th anniversary of George W. Bush signing resolution authorizing war against Iraq
Oct 19 - 30th anniversary of Black Monday
Oct 23-29 - Open Access Week

Oct 23 - National Mole Day

Oct 29 - 5th anniversary of Hurricane Sandy making landfall
Oct 31 - 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing theses to door of German church at start of Reformation

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