Brechner Center for Freedom of Information

Frank LoMonte, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information was quoted in “Whatever You Do Don’t Criticize Commissioners By Name” published in Rich Campbell’s column in Treasure Coast Palm on January 9. The article focuses on the Martin County Commission’s…

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Posted: January 11, 2018

Frank LoMonte, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information has been awarded the Alicia Calzada First Amendment Award from the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). LoMonte was honored for his support and defense of the rights of visual journalists, especially…

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Posted: January 9, 2018

Journalism Professor Clay Calvert, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, and Frank LoMonte, director of the College’s Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, filed a joint amicus brief in support of the U.S. Supreme Court case Fane Lozeman v.…

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Posted: January 3, 2018

Frank LoMonte, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information is the author of the opinion column “Rich White Businessmen Aren’t Best Judges of College Presidents,” published in The Atlanta Journal Constitution “Get Schooled” blog on Dec. 17. LoMonte focuses on…

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Posted: December 21, 2017

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was quoted in Sean O’Conner’s Public Comment column in The College Voice, Mercer County Community College’s student newspaper, on Dec. 11. In the column, O’Conner focuses on how regulating social media posts that propagate…

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Posted: December 18, 2017

Frank LoMonte, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information was quoted in “Criminal Charges Rare in Public Records Violations” published in the Palm Beach Post on Dec. 8. The article focuses on the lack of criminal charges against public officials…

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Posted: December 12, 2017

Frank LoMonte, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, is the author of “A Free Press Shouldn’t Stop at the Schoolyard” published on CNN’s new Free Press: What’s at Stake special section featuring opinions on press freedom. In the article,…

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Posted: November 29, 2017

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is being honored by the College Media Association (CMA) with a new award in his name — the Frank LoMonte Ethics in Journalism Award. The Frank LoMonte Award will honor journalists, advisers or…

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Posted: November 1, 2017

Frank LoMonte, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, is the author of “No, Schools Can’t Punish Student-Athletes for Taking a Knee” published on the Education Week website on Oct. 23. LoMonte comments on the current trend of student-athletes taking…

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Posted: October 25, 2017

Frank LoMonte, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information was featured in “GUEST COLUMNISTS: Take a Stand or Take a Knee? Two Attorneys Weigh In on Divisive Issue” published in the Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal on Oct. 14. In the…

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Posted: October 17, 2017

Frank LoMonte, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, commented in “Mom Says Her 6-Year-Old Son Was Silenced by a Teacher After He Knelt for the Pledge of Allegiance” published in the Tampa Bay Times on Sept. 27. LoMonte remarks…

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Posted: October 4, 2017

Frank LoMonte, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information was quoted in “FOI Flip: Agencies Sting Record Requesters, Especially Students, Through Reverse FOIAs” published in The FOI Files Third Quarter 2017 edition. In the article, LoMonte comments on the trend…

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Posted: September 29, 2017