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The American Society of News Editors and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press have renewed their partnership to oversee the national coordination of resources and provide support for participants. Sunshine Week 2013 is made possible by a continuing endowment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which has funded Sunshine Week since its 2005 launch, and by a 2013 donation from Bloomberg LP. Read more.
National Press Photographers Association joins Sunshine Week for the first time, with a challenge to members to create images of open government for use by other participants during Sunshine Week. Read more.
In a letter to the editor of the Midland (Mich.) Daily News, Karen Sherwood, president of the League of Women Voters of Midland writes about the chapter’s annual “Radio Days” event, during which local businesses purchase open-government public-service ads on local radio stations during Sunshine Week. Read more.
The American Association of Law Libraries is not only again co-sponsoring a Sunshine Week webcast from Washington, D.C., with Openthegovernment.org and other groups, it also offers a guide for members who want to run a Sunshine Week program of their own. Read more.
The Inland Press Association offers links to Sunshine Week resources, including free house ads for newspapers, produced by the Illinois Press Association. Read more. And, it encourages its members to participate. Read more.
Ed Otte, former executive director of the Colorado Press Association, reminds readers of The Denver Post that as Sunshine Week approaches, “The government’s business is the public’s business.” Read more.