Open government is good government!
Celebrate Sunshine Week March 12-18

Make plans now to join SCPA and news organizations across the country in the discussion about the importance of access to public information and what it means for you and your community.

Sunshine Week will be celebrated March 12-18.

In addition to running SCPA and nationally created materials, we encourage you to craft your own Sunshine Week editorials, stories, columns, cartoons and graphics. Tell readers about the role you've played in fighting for their right to know.

“Newspapers large and small do an outstanding job fighting for open government in South Carolina,” said SCPA Executive Director Bill Rogers. “It’s an important battle that we need to keep fighting.”

Sunshine Week Logos

Download Sunshine Week logos.

Local Sunshine Week Op-Ed

SCPA Attorney Jay Bender has written a column spotlighting the role S.C. journalists play when it comes to pushing for open government. Download Jay's column as a PDF or Word doc. Download Jay's mugshot in color or black-and-white.

Sunshine Week House Ad

We also have a house ad for S.C. newspapers available as a quarter page ad (5.25x10.5). Download in color or black-and-white.

More Sunshine Week Resources

The national Sunshine Week website also has many free resources to use during Sunshine Week, including a special reporting package of stories, columns, an editorial and a cartoon for use during Sunshine Week 2017, March 12-18. The entire package will be available free of charge for any participant to publish online and/or in print.
Links to the content will be posted after March 8, embargoed for publication at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, March 12.
This comprehensive work is being produced by editors and reporters from The Associated Press, Associated Press Media Editors, Gannett, McClatchy, The Dallas Morning News and the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Additional opinion columns, editorial cartoons, logos and other materials are available in the Sunshine Week Toolkit.

Contact us

Jen Madden • jmadden@scpress.org • 803.750.9561 • toll-free 1-888-727-7377
Bill Rogers • brogers@scpress.org • 803.750.9561 • toll-free 1-888-727-7377

Your Sunshine Week promotions:

Now is the time to craft your own Sunshine Week editorials, stories, columns, cartoons and graphics:

  • Tell readers about the role you've played in fighting for their right to know.
  • Write a feature on your community's local heroes who have battled for access to information or to open meetings.
  • Explain how access to public information helped develop news stories and was used by your paper's journalists over the past year. 

After you've published your Sunshine Week promotions, please share them with us!