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


2/22    National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day
2/25    Peace Corps Week
2/26    National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
2/26    National Invasive Species Awareness Week

MARCH 2018
Music in our Schools Month
National Nutrition Month
National Women’s History Month
National Professional Social Work Month
National Kidney Month

3/2     National Read Across America Day
3/3     World Wildlife Day
3/4     Academy Awards
3/8     International Women’s Day
3/14   Pi Day
3/22   World Water Day
3/31   Cesar Chavez Day

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