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Celebrate Sunshine Week at Madison’s Newest Newsroom

Madison area journalists and journalism students are invited to the NBC15 studios  on Thursday, March 16, 2017, to celebrate Sunshine Week. March 16th is the 266th birthday of James Madison, fourth president and author of the First Amendment, which includes freedom of speech and freedom of the press provisions.

Sunshine Week is an annual event that champions open and transparent government at all levels, and is observed by a number of organizations that are committed to the principles of the First Amendment and the public’s right to know, including the Society of Professional Journalists.

Sunshine Week is celebrated this year from March 12th to the 18th. This year’s Sunshine Week observance also includes a Newsmaker Luncheon on Open Government at the Milwaukee Press Club on March 15th.

The Madison SPJ chapter and NBC15 extend this invitation to journalists to drop by the new NBC15 studio at 615 Forward Drive between 5pm and 7pm Thursday, for a light reception and the opportunity to observe some of the latest electronic newsgathering and reporting technology.

NOTE: Because the newsroom construction is done but the parking lot is not, parking is recommended along the NBC15 driveway, or along Forward Drive.

For more information, contact Gordon Govier at 608/443-3688 or tdscribe@tds.net.

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