AP President to Speak at Sunshine Week

By: E&P Staff

Associated Press President and CEO Tom Curley is set to speak during a Sunshine Week dinner on March 18 at The National Press Club. He will address open government issues including Freedom of Information.

Curley?s speech will be an updated version of his 2004 Hays-Enterprise Lecture, widely touted as an important moment in the fight to preserve and protect press access and open government. This year?s speech will look to future goals in the new administration. Sunshine Week and the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library are jointly putting on the dinner.

Curley was inducted into the National Freedom Information Hall of Fame during last year?s Sunshine Week. Under his direction, the AP helped establish the Sunshine in Government Initiative, an alliance of news and journalism groups that support open and accessible government.

Prior to becoming the 12th president of the AP in 2003, Curley was president and publisher of USA Today.

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