Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Sunshine Week coming up March 10-16; organizers seek submissions for 'journalism wins' from 2018

Sunshine Week is March 10-16, and its organizers want to hear about especially useful open-government journalism done in 2018. That includes news stories that helped communities, good accountability work, election coverage, or anything you feel was an example of good journalism having a positive impact. Submit stories here.

The annual observance, led by the American Society of News Editors and Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, celebrates the freedom of the press and how access to public information helps people. News outlets can participate by running free-for-use stories created by major news organizations just for the occasion, and attending or streaming conferences and webinars dedicated to relevant issues.

With public trust in the new media wavering, it's more important than ever for news organizations to remind the public why good journalism matters. 

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