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It is funny how a day in the diary can give you the motivation you need to try something different.

Below is a mixture of official and unofficial days for journalists and editors to make note of. For one, they can inform your news coverage. Earth Day, in April, for example, is a day where many newsrooms up their commitment to climate journalism projects. But others in here are a good excuse to give yourself the well-needed break you need, or just improve morale in your newsroom.

Take a look and let us know any that we missed. It is far from exhaustive, and many other websites provide other inspiration for you and your team. N.B. some "national" days originate from the US, but as with the whole list, it is designed to be relevant to an international market.


1. Copyright Law Day

10. National Clean Your Desk Day

23. National Handwriting Day

27. National Geographic Day

28. Data Privacy Day

28. Global Community Engagement Day


13. World Radio Day

22. World Thinking Day

22. Single Task Day

Pride Month February (UK)

Black History Month February (US)


3. World Book Day

3. National Employee Appreciation Day

3. National Day of Unplugging

4. Open Data Day

4. World Password Day

11. Debunking Day

14. International Ask A Question Day

31. International Transgender Day of Visibility

31. World Backup Data Day


4. National Hug A Newsperson Day

18. National Columnist Day

21. World Creativity and Innovation Day

22. Earth Day

30. Honesty Day

Stress Awareness Month


3. World Press Freedom Day

5. National Cartoonist Day

20. National Work From Home Day

Better Speech and Language Month


13 - 19. Meet A Mate Week

20. World Productivity Day

22. Positive Media Day

30. Social Media Day

30. National Whistleblower Day

Pride Month June (US)


2. World Sports Journalists Day

5. Workaholics Day

11. Cheer Up The Lonely Day

13. Embrace Your Geekness Day

17. Emoji Day


1. World Wide Web Day

17. National Non-profit Day

19. World Humanitarian Day

19. World Photography Day

31. Email Debt Forgiveness Day


4. National Newspaper Carrier Day

7. Global Talent Acquisition Day

16. 4pm Finish Day

16. National Sit With A Stranger Day

20. International Women's Day

28. World News Day

30. International Podcast Day


10. World Mental health Day

14. National Boss Day

20. Community Media Day

27. National Mentoring Day

Mental Health Month

Black History Month October (UK)

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month


7. Job Action Day

14 - 20. Talk Money Week

15. Day of the Imprisoned Writer

19. International Men's Day

19. International Journalist's Remembrance Day

21. World Television Day

25. National Day of Listening


7. Write A Letter Day

26. Thank You Note Day

31. Make Up Your Mind Day

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