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

Dec. 1 – World AIDS Day        
Dec. 3 – Computer Science Education Week
Dec. 4 – World Wildlife Conservation Day
Dec. 5 – 5th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's death
Dec. 7 – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day     
Dec. 10 – International Human Rights Day   
Dec. 15 – Bill of Rights Day    
Dec. 24 – 50th anniversary of the first humans to leave Earth’s gravity and orbit the moon
Dec. 30 – 30th anniversary of the Pan Am Flight 103 explosion

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