Sunshine Week shines through Saturday, March 18
Even the snowstorm couldn't stop Sunshine Week from shining. Despite the inclement weather resulting in cancellations of some events in the Northeast, hundreds of participants are shining a light on open government and the public's right to know.
A quick Google search finds a growing list of Sunshine Week news entries from numerous media organizations around the nation. Contents include articles, photos, columns, editorial cartoons, event notices and more. On social media, the impact is even bigger thanks to many participants using the hashtag #SunshineWeek.
There is still time to participate as Sunshine Week 2017 will continue to shine through Saturday. For free resources, go to the Sunshine Week Toolkit, which features materials that can be used in print and/or online throughout the week. Publishing the special reporting package is a great way to get involved and build public awareness of government transparency in your communities.
Also, don't forget to email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the growing participants list and calendar of events.
Sunshine Week 2017 is made possible by an endowment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and by a donation from The Gridiron Club and Foundation.
ASNE launched Sunshine Week in 2005 as a national initiative. Since 2012, ASNE has partnered with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press to provide support for news organizations, libraries, universities, civic groups, nonprofits and others who want to promote open government and access to information.