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SW@10: DeRienzo

Matt DeRienzo, Former Group Editor, Digital First Media Publications, Connecticut: “Sunshine Week got us thinking about how to step back and really educate readers and public officials on Freedom of Information. “This project accomplished that beyond our expectations, and ended

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SW@10: Dean

Bryan Dean, Former Staff Writer, The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City: “Yes, when we put the little openness bug next to our stories in The Oklahoman during Sunshine Week, it amounted to ‘hundreds’ over the course of the week. “As for the

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SW@10: Robinson

Bert Robinson, Managing Editor/Content, Bay Area News Group, San Jose: “As you noted, we did indeed use Sunshine Week as a platform to launch our proposed open government ordinance. “2006 also happened to be an election year for an open

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SW@10: Cuillier

Dave Cuillier, Director and Associate Professor, School of Journalism, University of Arizona; Former SPJ President and FOI Chair:   “National Sunshine Week has been incredibly important in educating the public about their right to know. Without public support and understanding

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SW@10: Freeman

Robert J. Freeman, Executive Director, New York State Department of State, Committee on Open Government, Albany: “I was fortunate to attend the meeting in Washington where ‘Sunshine Sunday’ was born. Why Sunday? At the time, the hope was that perhaps

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SW in the News

Please send news items about or relating to Sunshine Week to: sunshineweek@asne.org. 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

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Contact Us

Email Sunshine Week Co-chairs Pete Weitzel (ASNE) and Debra Gersh Hernandez (Reporters Committee) at sunshineweek@asne.org.

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About the Reporters Committee

For more than 40 years, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has provided free legal advice, resources, support and advocacy to protect the First Amendment and Freedom of Information rights of journalists working in areas where U.S. law

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About ASNE

ASNE tracks and advocates freedom of information issues, keeping an updated FOI briefing page on its website. ASNE fights for First Amendment rights and access to information on several fronts, public and private. ASNE Legal Counsel Kevin M. Goldberg works

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