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My View: Making ‘Sunshine Week’ every week – Rockford Register Star

dcogcadmin | September 27, 2015

The Tenth “Sunshine Week” ended on March 21. This annual celebration of open government was created by the American Society of News Editors with a grant from the John L. and James S. Knight Foundation. Now co-sponsored by ASNE and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Sunshine Week is intended to highlight the importance of open government around the country. All indications pointed to the fact that this year’s Sunshine Week was one of the best yet.

Even government agencies embraced the spirit of open government for those seven days. One could take a field trip every day to an agency event touting success with regard to transparency and disclosure of government records and information. [Read More]