Calling all cartoonists! Come lend your talents to the cause of open government.
Sunshine Week is rapidly approaching. It's that time of year again when we are asked to submit 'freedom of information' cartoons for the greater good. Here is more info from the organizers:
Sunshine Week is mid-March every year. It's coordinated by the American Society of News Editors and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, but participants come from all media, government, schools, civic and nonprofit groups and other related areas. The idea is to get as many people as possible talking about, writing about, doing stuff about -- and drawing about -- the importance of open government and freedom of information.
Each year, SW provides an online Toolkit that includes editorial cartoons participants can use free (for the one week only). It's a tremendously generous contribution by the cartoonists and one that's used and appreciated, especially by smaller papers who might not be able to afford the work otherwise. You can see example from the past couple of years in The Vault (http://sunshineweek.rcfp.org/the-sw-vault/) on the Sunshine Week website.
Materials should be submitted prior to Sunshine Week. We can post cartoons during the week, but they are less likely to be picked up by participants. Please send high-res files to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Once the week is over, we'll remove the bigger files and leave only the "snapshots" so people can see them, but not use them w/out permission.