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Sunshine Week

Sunshine Week (March 12-18, 2017) is an annual celebration of the important work each of us are doing in our communities to encourage access to public information.  The American Society of News Editors and Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press team together to sponsor an annual "Toolkit" that is full of free resources that individual publications can use during Sunshine Week. 

Sunshine Week is about the public’s right to know what its government is doing, and why.  See below for the Sunshine Week packages from newsrooms throughout MDDC.   Click here for FOIA and PIA resources in Maryland, Delaware and DC.

Bring the sunshine in!

What MDDC Members are doing for Sunshine Week


If we've missed your reporting, please send Rebecca a link for inclusion.

MDDC collaborative reporting project, led by Andy Schotz of the Frederick News-Post, Jeremy Cox of the Salisbury Daily Times, and MDDC's FOIA/PIA Committee.  Includes an article, data set and op-ed for use in member news outlets.

Our say: There's more to do on open government (Capital Gazette - editorial adapts some content from the MDDCPA op-ed)

Let in the sunshine (Cecil Whig)

This Sunshine Week, Maryland newspapers remain committed to the power of sunlight (Frederick News-Post) 

Newspapers remain a vital ray of sunshine (appears in group of southern Maryland papers: The Enterprise; The Reporter; Enquirer Gazette; The Independent)

MDDC Press Association highlights Sunshine Week (MyEasternShoreMD.com - group of five Eastern Shore papers)

National stories

David Cuillier surveys FOIA. (PDF at this link).​

Smithsonian looks for citizens to transcribe historic documents, National Archives

Coverage from previous Sunshine Weeks


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