Sunshine Week 2017, another resounding success!

This year's celebration of open government and freedom of information, under the administration of ASNE and with support from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, came to a successful closure Saturday, March 18. Hundreds of individuals and organizations participated and created a buzz on social media that shared the sunshine everywhere in the nation. Thanks for all your time and efforts!
Although Sunshine Week 2017 has passed, we strongly encourage everyone to continue to fight for the public's right to information. Sunshine Week needs to happen year-round.  

For a comprehensive list of participants, keep checking the participants page at, which will be updated regularly as we continue to gather results. All of the Sunshine Week work will be compiled and updated continually. Send us PDFs or links directly to to be listed on the page. 

A special thanks to The Associated Press, Associated Press Media Editors, Gannett, McClatchy, The Dallas Morning News and the Minneapolis Star Tribune, as well as the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and many editorial cartoonists and columnists, for providing valuable content that allowed strong package creations for print and online publications. 
Also, we'd like to extend our appreciation for the generous sponsorship by Knight Foundation and The Gridiron Club and Foundation. 

Sunshine Week is a national celebration of access to public information that ASNE launched in 2005 to coincide with the March 16 birthday of James Madison, the father of the U.S. Constitution and a key advocate of the Bill of Rights. Next year, the celebration will be March 11-17.