Sunshine Week

March 12-18, 2023

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 12, 2023. We encourage you to write and share editorials, stories and columns about the importance of openness to your community. 

If your organization is holding an event to highlight Sunshine Week, please let us know so we can help promote it.

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. 

2022 S.C. Sunshine Week Promo Kit

2023 kit coming in February 2023. 
Local Sunshine Week Columns

Column by Richard Whiting, SCPA FOI Chair and Executive Editor of the Index-Journal
Download Whiting’s headshot in color or black and white

Column by SCPA Attorney Taylor Smith
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Column by Andy Brack, publisher of Charleston City Paper and Statehouse Report
Download Brack’s headshot in color or black and white

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, Index-Journal (also available in black and white)

Cartoon by Denise Waldrep 

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.