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ASNE releases budget for Sunshine Week 2017

Federal data is disappearing from websites. Concerns are growing about whistleblower protections. The public is faced with inconsistent access to information like police dashcam video. Attacks on the First Amendment continue.

Help us build public awareness about open government

Thanks to many organizations and individuals who have shared their plans to participate in Sunshine Week 2017, March 12-18. The list of participants, as well as the events calendar on the Sunshine Week website, is growing quickly. Continue to let us know how you and your organization are planning to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. 

Let's promote open government through Sunshine Week

Sunshine Week kicks off in about a month, and we hope you and your organization will contribute to promoting a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. 
 
If you're an editorial cartoonist or writer, please send a cartoon or column to sunshineweek@asne.org so we can feature your special content at sunshineweek.org and encourage others to publish during Sunshine Week. We also ask that you continue to send your celebration plans and links to be added to the participants list and events page.
 

Let's promote open government through Sunshine Week

Sunshine Week is set for March 12-18, and we hope you and your organization will contribute to promoting a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. 

Plan ahead: Use Sunshine Week to champion fact-based journalism

By Pam Fine
 

Call out for editorial cartoons and columns for Sunshine Week 2017

If you're an editorial cartoonist or writer, ASNE hopes you'll contribute a cartoon or column for this year's Sunshine Week, March 12-18.

Sunshine Week 2016, another resounding success!

 
The 11th anniversary, Sunshine Week 2016 was another impressive and fruitful year with not only hundreds of participants and their high-impact work, but also the constant social media buzz that shared the sunshine everywhere in the nation. Thanks for all your time and efforts! 

Sunshine Week shines through Saturday


Sunshine Week 2016, the 11th anniversary, keeps shining and shining with hundreds of participants fighting for open government and freedom of information. Thanks for producing, publishing and promoting magnificent work and organizing and hosting various events to raise awareness of this important nationwide initiative.

A quick Google search brings up uncountable Sunshine Week news entries from numerous media organizations around the nation. If you've been following the #SunshineWeek hashtag on social media, then you'll know what we mean by "uncountable"! Here are just some stories and opinion pieces, including the uplifting news about the Senate's passing of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 by unanimous consent Tuesday, March 15.

Sunshine Week 2016 off to a sunny start!

 
Happy Sunshine Week, everyone! It's off to a great start as numerous organizations created a robust coverage in their Sunday and Monday editions by publishing their local stories, as well as the content from our special Sunshine Week package. In fact, stories from the package appeared on at least 62 front pages. Let's keep up the good work in celebrating the positive impact of open government and access to public information! 

If you haven't, please take advantage of the multiple stories, an essay, a graphic and photos in the package by publishing them throughout the week. Two more stories will be posted later this week. Also, the Sunshine Week Toolkit features tons of editorial cartoons and op-eds that you can use to show your support for open government.

Special reporting package for Sunshine Week is available

 
Sunshine Week started Sunday and will shine through Saturday, March 19! Most of the content from the free special-reporting package is now available. We strongly encourage you to publish the content online and in print to celebrate the importance of open government and freedom of information.
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