Sunshine Week is an annual celebration of open government principles and accomplishments that was launched in 2005 by the American Society of News Editors.
The North Carolina Open Government Coalition has hosted Sunshine Week activities, including its annual conference, since 2007 when it launched the Sunshine Center housed at Elon University.
Sunshine Week participants include journalists, news organizations, libraries, government watchdog organizations, schools, public servants, freedom of information advocacy groups and others interested in strengthening and protecting the public’s right to know.
During Sunshine Week, the NC Open Government Coalition invites citizens, journalists, government leaders and public servants and educators to get involved in our efforts to educate the public about transparency issues in North Carolina and to pledge to make our state a more open and transparent place to conduct government business.
- 2023 NC News & Information Summit
- 2022 NC News & Information Summit
- From the Summit: Ideas, Inspiration & Insight
- Eric Rowell wins 2021 Sunshine Award for efforts to increase transparency
- Dryden Quigley wins Frank Barrows Award
- Lucille Sherman wins 2021 Sunshine Award for Journalism
- Sunshine Day 2020 Award Winners Announced
- The Times-News: Illuminating truth
- Sunshine Day 2019 Award Winners Announced
- 2017 Sunshine Award Winners
- 2016 Sunshine Award Winners
- Inaugural Sunshine Award winners announced