Sunshine Week

March 10-16, 2024

Make plans now to join the annual nationwide celebration of access to public information and what it means for you and your community. It’s your right to know.

Sunshine Week is set for March 10-16, 2024. We encourage you to write and share editorials, stories and columns about the importance of openness to your community. Please share your Sunshine Week articles, projects and events  so we can help promote them.

Sunshine Week was launched in 2005 by the American Society of News Editors — now News Leaders Association — and has grown into an enduring initiative to promote open government and shine light into the dark recesses of government secrecy.
The News Leaders Association is partnering with The Society of Professional Journalists to host national Sunshine Week tools and resources

2023 S.C. Sunshine Week Toolkit

 Print Ad

Download this Sunshine Week house ad as a quarter page ad (5.25×10.5). Resize as you see fit. Download in color or black-and-white. If you’d like the InDesign package to localize or resize, just let Jen know.

Digital ads

Please link all to the Citizen’s Guide to FOIA.

Cartoon by Mike Beckom 


Available in color and black-and-white.

Charleston City Paper editorial: Police agencies still violating law on South Carolina’s open records (Reprints welcome)

New materials will be added as they are shared with SCPA. 


If you need help with the Sunshine Week resources, contact Jen Madden via email or by calling (803) 750-9561.