National Freedom of Information Coalition
Protecting Your Right to Open Government

First Amendment Foundation, Poynter Institute launch the ‘Sunshine Certificate’

To commemorate Sunshine Week and the National Freedom of Information Day, the First Amendment Foundation and The Poynter Institute have launched a new online “Sunshine Certificate” to help educate elected officials, attorneys, journalists and citizens on open government laws.

The online “Sunshine Certificate” programs combine the best of the First Amendment Foundation’s training with the flexibility of online learning. Florida public officials, attorneys, journalists and citizens are able to choose the training that meets their needs.

  • The Florida Public Officers and Staff certificate meets the open government training required by Florida law.
  • The Florida Attorneys program offers 14.5 CLEs, including 5 ethics hours.
  • The Journalists and Citizens program offers a series of three courses on the Sunshine Law. Journalists and citizens can choose to take the courses individually or purchase all three for a discounted price. Continue…