Sunshine Week

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.

2024 Summit heads to NC Central’s campus March 8

For a third consecutive year, news and information professionals dedicated to sustaining local news and open government in the Tar Heel state will gather at the North Carolina Local News & Information Summit. And for the first time, the summit will take place at North Carolina Central University on Friday, March 8.

For more details, visit our 2024 Summit page.


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