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Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author of “Universities Continue to Block Athletes from Talking to the Media. That’s Got to Stop” published on poynter.org on Sept. 23. LoMonte presents highlights of the Brechner Center’s “government gagged”…

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Posted: September 25, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “DeSantis Could Make Florida Protest Laws Harshest in U.S.” published in the Orlando Sentinel on Sept. 23. The article focuses on a new proposal from Gov.…

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Posted: September 23, 2020

Keith Sonderling, B.S. Telecommunication 2005, was recently confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, D.C. In this new role, Sonderling will help enforce laws protecting workers from discrimination. Sonderling previously served as the acting administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor’s…

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Posted: September 23, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “Parents Concerned About School COVID-19 Cases Fear Laws May Protect Districts from Disclosing Important Health Information” posted on firstcoastnews.com on Sept. 22 Calvert comments on the…

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Posted: September 23, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in two articles published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Sept. 21. “Some Schools Withhold COVID-19 Infection Information from Parents, Teachers” focuses on the lack of or limited disclosure of data…

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Posted: September 22, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism Assistant Professor Rachel Grant and Journalism Associate Professor Bernell Tripp will be panelists at the 2020 online American Journalism Historian Association’s (AJHA) National Convention from Oct. 2-3. Grant, Felecia Jones Ross and Earnest Perry will be the panelists for “Black Women,…

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Posted: September 22, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was recently recognized for his efforts to assist with the creation of a Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) resolution against controls on employee speech by government agencies. These controls have led to severe…

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Posted: September 22, 2020

Rachel Grant, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism assistant professor, will be a featured speaker at the University of Tennessee’s College of Communication and Information’s (CCI) 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Week. Grant’s presentation, “Contextualizing the History of the Black Lives Matter Movement,” will kick off the virtual…

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Posted: September 22, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, and Journalism senior Kyle Wood were quoted in “College Newspaper Reporters are the Journalism heroes for the Pandemic Era” published in The Washington Post on Sept. 19. The article focuses on college newspapers…

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Posted: September 22, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in Erik Wemple’s column “Stop Whining, Alan Dershowitz” published in The Washington Post on Sept. 16. Calvert comments on defense attorney and legal scholar Alan Dershowitz’s libel…

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Posted: September 17, 2020

Alisha Katz, B.S. Public Relations 2012, has been selected as one of only six members of the distinguished Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (SHSMD) 2020 Class of Rising Stars. Katz is currently a marketing manager for UF Health Communications. The SHSMD Rising Star designation recognizes health care strategy…

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Posted: September 17, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the co-author of “Running the Full-Court Press: How College Athletic Departments Unlawfully Restrict Athletes’ Rights to Speak to the News Media” published in Nebraska Law Review, Volume 99, Issue 1, 2020. In…

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Posted: September 16, 2020