Sunshine Week 2018: Fighting for Transparency & Freedom of Information

March 9, 2018 @ 8:30 am
Knight TV Studio
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Free and open to the public. Registration required.
Sunshine Week 2018: Fighting for Transparency & Freedom of Information @ Knight TV Studio | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Join several of the nation’s leading journalism and freedom of information advocates to preview Sunshine Week 2018, which will take place March 11 – 17. Sunshine Week is a nationwide celebration of access to public information.

On March 9 at the Newseum, attendees can take part in:

  • a preview of a national Sunshine Week report by the American Society of News Editors
  • a presentation by the Society of Professional Journalists on its new “whistleblower” project
  • a discussion of how journalists report the news when open government and press freedom are under assault, and how to help the public trust accurate, reliable news reporting
  • a presentation of a report by Open the Government — spotlighting the White House, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Justice, and Department of Homeland Security — on the primary challenges to having an open and accountable government, and discussing the secrecy challenges journalists and others face, and how it has impacted their advocacy work, reporting, and personal lives
  • an announcement from the American Library Association of its 2018 James Madison award winner.

Open the Government

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