We invite everyone to participate in Sunshine Week, Let us know how you plan to celebrate
This Sunday, Sunshine Week 2016 kicks off to fight for open government and freedom of information. We invite every group and individual to join forces in this important initiative. Utilize myriad resources available in the Sunshine Week Toolkit, including the special reporting package, editorial cartoons and op-eds.
This Sunday, Sunshine Week 2016 kicks off to fight for open government and freedom of information. We invite every group and individual to join forces in this important initiative.
One impactful way to show your support for transparency is publishing stories, photos, a graphic and an essay from the special reporting package, produced by The Associated Press, The McClatchy Company, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Sacramento Bee and Tribune News Service. Most of the content will be posted on the budget page at the ASNE and Sunshine Week websites on Saturday, March 12, for publication at 12:01 a.m. EDT Sunday, March 13. Others will be posted during next week, as noted in the budget.
Other resources you can use to participate are in the Sunshine Week Toolkit. It features daily updated editorial cartoons and op-eds, as well as a list of open-government questions you can ask federal candidates. There are also several sources for inspiration in FOI story ideas and Sunshine Week past work (The Vault).
If you haven't already signed on as a participant in Sunshine Week, please go to the participants page and do so. You'll be in good company with dozens of news organizations, civic groups, libraries, nonprofits, schools and others interested in the public's right to know. Also, email us your plans and details about events to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunshine Week 2016 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.