Thursday, March 13, 2014

Website offers good resources and materials for Sunshine Week, which begins Sunday, March 16

Sunshine Week, which begins Sunday, March 16, promotes the value of government transparency. Editors who still aren't sure how to approach it can find plenty of resources from the American Society of News Editors or the Sunshine Week website, where a list of participants and events are posted.

The Sunshine Week site also features a toolkit that offers, free: a series of editorial cartoons, opinion columns, logos and icons, videos, state-specific resources and a sample proclamation, along with a schools and colleges page which links to a page on, run by ASNE's Youth Journalism Initiative. It provides lesson plans and resources to help high school students and teachers bring Sunshine Week 2014 into their journalism classrooms," reports ASNE. (Read more) (Videp: Former ASNE FOI co-chairs Andrew Alexander and Tim Franklin discuss Sunshine Week)

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