RTDNA and RTDNF have been longtime supporters of Sunshine Week, a project started by the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors and now spearheaded nationwide by the American Society of News Editors, with the help of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. The effort is now supported by dozens of media organizations and hundreds of publications across the country.

This year's Sunshine Week will be held March 13-19, 2016. During the week, newsrooms are encouraged to develop stories and engage with viewers, listeners and readers about the importance of open governement and public records. Need ideas? The Sunshine Week website offers many themes for possible stories and activities, as well as a toolkit for publications to use during the week.

For television, radio and multimedia newsrooms, RTDNF has produced public service announcements for your station to air during Sunshine Week and throughout the year. The PSAs are :15 or :30 in English and Spanish.

Broadcast versions are available in English and Spanish and can be obtained by emailing 
news@rtdna.org. Scripts for the PSA's are available below as well.

RTDNF’s Sunshine Week PSAs were produced with the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

The 30-second English and Spanish PSAs can be previewed in the YouTube players below.

English Version:




Spanish Version:




The scripts to the 30 second and 15 second PSAs in English and Spanish are available here:

RTDNA Sunshine Week 2012

“Heroes” - English & Spanish :30 TV PSA
(ALL V.O.)

ENGLISH
WE CAN BE HEROES.
WE DON’T LEAP TALL BUILDINGS OR CLIMB WALLS. BUT WE HAVE, EACH OF US, A POWER.
THE POWER TO PAY ATTENTION AND GET INVOLVED.
THE POWER, THROUGH OUR SUNSHINE LAWS, TO FORCE OUR LEADERS TO KEEP THEIR MEETINGS AND RECORDS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC... AND MAKE OUR GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABLE.
BRIGHTEN THE WORLD WITH YOUR VIGILANCE, AND OUR SUNSHINE LAWS WILL LIFT A NATION.
LEARN MORE AT SUNSHINE-WEEK-DOT-ORG. A MESSAGE FROM THESE SPONSORS.

SPANISH
Podemos ser héroes.
No saltamos edificios altos ni escalamos paredes. Pero, cada uno de nosotros, tiene un poder.
El poder de prestar atención y estar involucrados.
El poder, a través de las Leyes de Transparencia, para exigir a nuestros representantes que conserven sus reuniones y archivos abiertos al público...
Y hagan a nuestro gobierno responsable.
Ilumine el mundo con su vigilancia, y nuestras Leyes de Transparencia engrandecerán a nuestra Nación.
Aprenda más en sunshine-week-dot-org.
Un mensaje de nuestros patrocinadores.

RTDNA - Sunshine Week 2010
“Heroes” - English & Spanish :15 TV PSA
(ALL VO)

ENGLISH
EACH OF US CAN BE A HERO.
WITH THE POWER, THROUGH OUR SUNSHINE LAWS, TO FORCE OUR LEADERS TO MAKE OUR GOVERNMENT MORE OPEN AND ACCOUNTABLE.
BRIGHTEN THE WORLD WITH YOUR VIGILANCE.
LEARN MORE AT SUNSHINE-WEEK-DOT-ORG. A MESSAGE FROM THESE SPONSORS.


SPANISH
Cada uno de nosotros puede ser un héroe.
Con el poder de las leyes de transparencia, para exigir a nuestros representantes que nuestro gobierno sea más abierto y responsable.
Ilumine al mundo con su vigilancia.
Aprenda más en sunshine-week-dot-org.
Un mensaje de nuestros patrocinadores.