Celebrate 10 years of Sunshine Week for open government

Sunshine Week is set for March 15-21. Visit for myriad resources, including ope-eds, editorial cartoons, Sunshine Week logos and more. 

Send links and other information to if your organization would like to be listed as a participant. 

We hope you saw our announcement last week that this year's Sunshine Week is set for March 15-21. We're excited about special projects and events being planned around the nation to mark a decade of open-government awareness!


Sunshine Week 2015 is made possible by an endowment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and by generous donations from Bloomberg and the Gridiron Club and Foundation. 

We ask that you help us compile some examples of great Sunshine Week work and reporting that had an impact on open government. Help us create a meaningful look back on the 10 years of Sunshine Week by sending PDFs or links of your success stories from the past to


You can also send links and other information to to have your organization or event listed at the Sunshine Week website,


The website provides participants with myriad resources in the Toolkit section, including op-eds, editorial cartoons and Sunshine Week logos. There are also several sources for inspiration in FOI story ideas and Sunshine Week past work.


ASNE launched Sunshine Week in 2005 as a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. Participants have included print, broadcast and digital media outlets; government officials at all levels; schools and universities; nonprofit and civic organizations; libraries and archivists; and individuals interested in the public's right to know. In 2012, ASNE partnered with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and has renewed the partnership to oversee the national coordination of resources and provide support for participants.


We look forward to the unprecedented package of high-impact stories, a commentary piece, informational graphics and editorial cartoons that The Associated Press; The McClatchy Company; USA TODAY; and Gannett Co., Inc., are spearheading. Content will be available for free in early March and distributed by ASNE, AP, Reporters Committee and the Sunshine Week website. 


For more information about Sunshine Week, visit Follow Sunshine Week on Facebook and Twitter, and use the hashtag #SunshineWeek.