For more information please contact Steven Reid at: steven.reid3@carleton.ca.

Updated December 1, 2021

Business/Economy: 

2022 was a banner year for crisis communications firms like Navigator. Looking for stories on the demand for crisis communications, historical perspectives on the growth of the industry, historical and upcoming case studies, etc.

Deadline: ASAP
Arts/Culture: 

A Netflix docuseries on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is set to be released soon. The release comes on the heels of a scandal involving a racist interaction between Prince William’s godmother and a Black activist this week. What impact will the Sussex docuseries have on Harry and Meghan’s relationship with the Royal Family? Were they right to leave?

Deadline: ASAP
A popular Netflix film is Enola Holmes 2, a family movie that explores a fictional account of the historical matchgirl strike of 1888 by women and teenage girls working at the Bryant & May match factory in London. Seeking a child- and family-friendly explainer of labour strikes and unions, based on this film.

Deadline: ASAP
The art of marking time on holidays: In our busy lives what models, resources, ideas are out there to help us make sense of what it means to take a break or celebrate? Seeking pitches.

Deadline: ASAP
Rashid Johnson art installation: As winter nears, the National Gallery of Canada has a giant installation in its entrance, Capsule, a steel sculpture filled with plants and grow lights, fiberglass and shea-butter sculptures, video monitors and books that explore “tensions and experiences related to issues of race and class.” Seeking analysis.

Deadline: ASAP

Updated November 29, 2022

Arts: 

A popular Netflix film is Enola Holmes 2, a family movie that explores a fictional account of the historical matchgirl strike of 1888 by women and teenage girls working at the Bryant & May match factory in London. Seeking a child- and family-friendly explainer of labour strikes and unions, based on this film.

Deadline: ASAP
The art of marking time on holidays: In our busy lives what models, resources, ideas are out there to help us make sense of what it means to take a break or celebrate? Seeking pitches.

Deadline: ASAP
Rashid Johnson art installation: As winter nears, the National Gallery of Canada has a giant installation in its entrance, Capsule, a steel sculpture filled with plants and grow lights, fiberglass and shea-butter sculptures, video monitors and books that explore “tensions and experiences related to issues of race and class.” Seeking analysis.

Deadline: ASAP

Updated November 22, 2022

Arts: 

Art and material / cultural history scholars: Seeking histories of greeting cards in time for holidays.

Deadline: Dec. 5
Rashid Johnson art installation: As winter nears, the National Gallery of Canada has a giant installation in its entrance, Capsule, a steel sculpture filled with plants and grow lights, fiberglass and shea-butter sculptures, video monitors and books that explore “tensions and experiences related to issues of race and class.” Seeking analysis.

Deadline: ASAP
Is lace the latest fashion trend for men? The New York Times recently asked the question.  Seeking histories of lace.

Deadline: ASAP
Science & Technology:

The science of running. With marathons becoming increasingly popular again after the pandemic, we’re looking for the cultural and scientific histories of running, the public role of marathons, why we’re obsessed with becoming faster.

Deadline: ASAP

Updated November 17, 2022

Culture + Society:

Canada will soon allow medically assisted dying for mental illness. There have also been recent news reports of people with disabilities choosing MAiD because they cannot afford proper treatments. We are looking for stories that analyze MAiD in Canada and what governments need to do to regulate medically assisted dying.

Deadline: ASAP

Updated November 15, 2022

Arts: 

Art and material / cultural history scholars: Seeking histories of greeting cards in time for holidays.

Deadline: Dec. 5
Rashid Johnson art installation: As winter nears, the National Gallery of Canada has a giant installation in its entrance, Capsule, a steel sculpture filled with plants and grow lights, fiberglass and shea-butter sculptures, video monitors and books that explore “tensions and experiences related to issues of race and class.” Seeking analysis.

Deadline: ASAP
Is lace the latest fashion trend for men? The New York Times recently asked the question.  Seeking histories of lace.

Deadline: ASAP
Health/Medicine:

The return of masking: Ontario is “strongly recommending” masking indoors as hospitals are overwhelmed by the triple threat of COVID, flu and RSV. Seeking an expert who can write an article acknowledging that although people may be sick of masks, here’s why they should consider putting them back on.

Deadline: ASAP
RSV FAQ: what parents need to know about respiratory syncytial virus (what is it, symptoms, diagnosis, how it spreads, when to seek care, how serious is it, why is it affecting children, why is it so common this year).

Deadline: ASAP
Science & Technology:

The science of running. With marathons becoming increasingly popular again after the pandemic, we’re looking for the cultural and scientific histories of running, the public role of marathons, why we’re obsessed with becoming faster.

Deadline: ASAP

Updated November 10, 2022

Health/Medicine: 

RSV FAQ: what parents need to know about respiratory syncytial virus (what is it, symptoms, diagnosis, how it spreads, when to seek care, how serious is it, why is it affecting children, why is it so common this year).

Deadline: ASAP
Why am I so sick if I don’t have COVID? People seem to be experiencing bad colds that linger this season. Looking for commentary on why, and what people can do to ease symptoms and recover.

Deadline: ASAP
Looking for stories about the impact of inflation on health, e.g. nutrition and food security, health costs (medication, fitness), as well as anxiety and stress.

Deadline: ASAP