Brechner Center for Freedom of Infomation

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “Kansas Allows Private Companies to Hide Public Information” published on kansaspublicradio.org on Nov. 18. Across the country, journalists are struggling to get public documents that involve private companies. Places like Kansas are even…

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Posted: November 19, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “ACLU Lawsuit Looks to Take Down Oklahoma’s CRT Teaching Ban as Free Speech Violation” published on the74million.org website on Oct. 25. The article focuses on an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit challenging Oklahoma’s…

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Posted: October 25, 2021

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC), and Frank LoMonte, UFCJC Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, were quoted in “Alachua County Not Violating First Amendment by…

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Posted: October 25, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, will be a member of the “Fighting ‘Censorship by PIO’” four-person virtual panel at the Access & Accountability 2021: Seize the Day Conference sponsored by the Yale Law School Information Society Project on Oct. 2. The…

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Posted: September 17, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “Taking Critical Race Theory Bans to Court” published in Real Clear Politics on Aug. 11. The article examines the lawsuits stemming from banning the teaching of critical race theory (CRT)…

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Posted: August 17, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author of “Trump Can’t Beat Facebook, Twitter and YouTube in Court – But the Fight Might Be Worth More Than a Win” published in The Conversation on July 8. In the…

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Posted: July 9, 2021

Imani Jackson, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information legal fellow and CJC doctoral student, is the author of “Who Will Take Ownership of Florida High School Football Concussion Figures” published in the Journal of Civic Information, Vol. 3, No 1 (June 2021).…

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Posted: July 8, 2021

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC), and Frank LoMonte, UFCJC Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director  were published in the Washington University Journal of Law and…

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Posted: June 23, 2021

Sara Ganim, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Brechner Center Hearst Journalism Fellow, has been selected as one of four distinguished journalists to be named a Spencer Education Journalism Fellow for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship at the Columbia Journalism School was launched…

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Posted: May 1, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author of “Rebuilding Trust Through Government Transparency and Accountability” published on March 4 in the American Bar Association Human Rights Magazine, Vol. 46, No. 3: The Next Four Years. LoMonte’s article…

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Posted: March 8, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was a panelist on “Reporting on the Pandemic: Access to Data that Counts” for the State Bar of Georgia on Feb. 25. LoMonte joined a panel of lawyers and journalists addressing the difficulty…

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Posted: March 3, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, will be a presenter at a virtual law school symposium, Workers’ Rights in the Wake of a Global Pandemic, presented by the Seattle Journal for Social Justice on March 5. LoMonte will present…

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Posted: February 10, 2021