The Vault

Each year, participants tell us they get inspiration from seeing what was available for the previous year’s Sunshine Week.

To make it easier for archived materials to be found, we’ve created the Sunshine Week Vault.

Please note that the op-eds, cartoons, news stories and other materials here are only for your review. They cannot be used without the permission of their creators, as we were only granted usage rights for the Sunshine Week in which they were originally offered.

Events Calendar: 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016

Participants: 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016

Opinion Columns: 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016

Cartoons: 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016

State-Specific Resources: 2013 / 2014

Schools and Colleges: 2013 / 2014

Special Reports:


“US gov’t sets record for failures to find files when asked” AP analysis of FOIA responses in the Obama administration. With sidebar, photo.

Sunshine Week Reporting Package: The Associated Press, The McClatchy Company, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Sacramento Bee and Tribune News Service have produced a comprehensive series of news stories, photos and graphics that will be available free to all participants. The complete story budget and links are posted here.

Candidate Questions: ASNE and have developed a series of open government questions for federal candidates.


Sunshine Week 2015 Special Report: In 2015, The Associated Press, American Society of News Editors, McClatchy and Gannett produced a series of articles, commentary and infographics to mark the 10th anniversary of Sunshine Week.