Success Stories

It's Sunshine Week's 10th anniversary, and we've made a lot of gains in open government thanks to your work.

Share your experiences and success stories with sunshineweek@asne.org and we'll post some of them on the website.

Who’s Doing What

See events celebrating Sunshine Week around the country on the Events page.

March 12: James Madison Freedom of Information Awards; Northern California Society of Professional Journalists Freedom of Information Committee

March 13: FOI Day; The Newseum Institute, OpentheGovernment.org, American Library Association

March 14: 2015 Sunshine Conference; FOI Oklahoma, Oklahoma City

March 14: FOIAFest 2015; Chicago Headline Club

March 15-21: #SunshineMN; Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Minnesota Newspaper Association

March 15-21: Sunshine Week Series; The Dominion Post, Morgantown, W.Va.

March 15: A Celebration of Open Government and Transparency; The Tennessean, Nashville

March 16-20: Radio Days; League of Women Voters of the Midland Area, Mich.

March 16-17: HHS Open DataFest II; Stewards for Change Institute and the California Health and Human Services Agency

March 16: Department of Justice Sunshine Week 2015 Celebration; U.S. Department of Justice

March 16: Sunshine Wheat for Sunshine Week; Madison Chapter, Society of Professional Journalists, and Next Door Brewing

March 16: FOIA Faster; National Press Club

March 17: 2015 Sunshine Luncheon; First Amendment Foundation, Tallahasse, Fla.

March 17: D.C. Open Government Summit; D.C. Open Government Coalition

March 17: Webinar: Subsidy Tracker 3.0 Launch; Good Jobs First, Washington

March 18: Era of Transparency: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Privacy Act, and Open Government; The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau)

March 18: 2015 Summit on Data; CA Fwd, Sacramento

March 18: Public Records Day; Tracy K. Thom, Grotton Township, Ohio

March 19: Sunshine Week Happy Hour and FOILIES Awards; Sunlight Foundation, Electronic Frontier Foundation, MuckRock

March 19: Let the Sun Shine: FOIA requests for journalists and researchers; National Security Archive and the Estelle and Melvin Gelman Library, The George Washington University

March 31: Searching Public Records Using CollierClerk.com; Collier County, Fla., Clerk’s Office

Participant Resources

Find free resources for Sunshine Week participants in the online Toolkit.

Coming soon: an unprecedented package of high-impact stories, commentary, info graphics and editorial cartoons from The Associated Press, The McClatchy Co., USA TODAY and Gannett Co. Inc.