Editorial writers, columnists: Do you want to stimulate the public's interest in open government? If so, ASNE hopes you'll contribute an opinion piece for Sunshine Week, March 11-17.
The special content will be made available for use that week by participating organizations to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information.
ASNE's First Amendment Committee leaders, Mindy Marques, executive editor of the Miami Herald, and Peter Bhatia, editor of the Detroit Free Press, are also working with The Associated Press, the Associated Press Media Editors (APME) and other major news organizations to make an ambitious reporting project available free to all participants. More on that will be announced in the coming weeks.
To submit a cartoon or column or have your organization or event listed, please send links and other information to ASNE Communications Coordinator Jiyoung Won at firstname.lastname@example.org. To see previous submissions, check out "The Vault" at sunshineweek.org.
Sunshine Week 2017 cartoon
Jack Ohman, The Sacramento Bee
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.
Sunshine Week 2018 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.