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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.

The Florida Society of News Editors, which started it all with Sunshine Sunday, gears up for Sunshine Week 2013. Read more.

The Association of Opinion Journalists urges members to support government transparency during Sunshine Week – and all year. Read more.

National Newspaper Association reminds its members of the important role community newspapers play in protecting open government. 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.

Aberdeen News editor asks readers what open government issues in South Dakota they’re interested in and would like to see addressed during the paper’s Sunshine Week coverage. Read more.

GateHouse Media’s GHNewsroom blog answers “Five Questions About 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.

In anticipation of Sunshine Week, the Granicus Inc. Connecting Government Blog dispels Four Myths About Transparency. 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.

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