Here is a media conspiracy that’s good for you
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 — Editor’s note: The following editorial was written by Eric Newton, senior adviser to the president of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in Miami, Florida.
Each spring for 10 years now, a vast media conspiracy has rolled across the hills and plains of this nation. Journalists of every stripe — cartoonists to commentators to hard news reporters — have been in on it. And not just journalists, but politicians, educators and librarians, as well as members of nonprofits and civic groups.
What’s the conspiracy? It’s called Sunshine Week, and it is built around the birthday of James Madison, the father of the Bill of Rights. This year, the week is March 15 through 21.