Sunshine Week stories, op-ed, cartoons and more coming next week

The Associated Press, The McClatchy Company, USA TODAY and Gannett Co., Inc. will mark 10 years of Sunshine Week with an unprecedented package of high-impact stories, an op-ed, 
editorial cartoons, a video and a graphic/timeline. The package will be available for anyone and everyone the week of March 9. 
We're excited that Sunshine Week 2015 kicks off in less than two weeks! 

This year is extra special as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Sunshine Week and national open-government efforts that many of you and your organizations have contributed to since the 2005 launch. 

A highlight of the celebration will be the unprecedented package of high-impact stories, an op-ed, editorial cartoons, a video and a graphic/timeline that The Associated Press; The McClatchy Company; USA TODAY; and Gannett Co., Inc., are spearheading. Content will be available next week for free and distributed by ASNE, AP, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the Sunshine Week website. 

All groups and individuals are welcome to participate and use the resources provided on the Sunshine Week website. The Toolkit section, which showcases op-eds, editorial cartoons and Sunshine Week logos, is updated daily and will have more resources closer to Sunshine Week. There are also several sources for inspiration in FOI story ideas and Sunshine Week past work.

Interested organizations and individuals should send their Sunshine Week plans and details about events to


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.  


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