Observing Sunshine Week is worth the effort. With public trust in the news media at an all-time low, it's more important than ever to remind readers of the role that independent news media play in keeping the government accountable, and not just next week. In the current environment, every week could be Sunshine Week. Here's an idea for regular reminders to readers, listeners and viewers.
The observance is led by the American Society of News Editors and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. Check the Sunshine Week website for coverage ideas, a social media schedule and other resources.