Brechner Center for Freedom of Information

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was quoted in “Clear Backpacks Another Target in the Widening War on Kids,” published in the Sun-Sentinel on April 3. The article focuses on a survey asking people to weigh in on whether…

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Posted: April 4, 2018

Frank LoMonte, Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author of “How #MeToo Will Change the Way Colleges Choose Presidents” published in The Chronicle of Higher Education on March 25.

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Posted: March 27, 2018

The National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC) will be relocating its headquarters to the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) by summer 2018. UFCJC will now be home to three units at the forefront of freedom of information and First Amendment issues: NFOIC, the Joseph L. Brechner Center for Freedom of Information and the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project.

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Posted: March 15, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information Director Frank LoMonte and Brechner Legal Fellow Linda Riedemann Norbut are the co-authors of “Failing New York Times v. Trump: Is There a First Amendment Claim for Official Condemnation by Tweet” published in the Winter 2018 issue of Communications Lawyer.

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Posted: March 5, 2018

Frank LoMonte, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, is quoted in “The Time is Right for a Journalism Protection Law. But We Need a Federal Shield Law” published in the Columbia Journalism Review on Feb. 9.

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Posted: February 16, 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 column “Break MSUs Secrecy Addiction” published in The Detroit News on Jan. 25. LoMonte comments on the culture of secrecy at Michigan State University (MSU) and…

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Posted: January 31, 2018

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