Everyday you see the headlines of the impending doom of one sort or another and what goes along with them? photo's. If your running short on idea's for your next photo shoot, think about looking through the news.
Try to spot some trending story, then think of a way to make an image connected to it. Think of it as a way to get an assignment. If it's a big enough issue that your getting a shot of then it could be accepted as at the very least, an editorial upload.