Brechner Center for Freedom of Information

Diane McFarlin, dean of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC), and Frank LoMonte, UFCJC Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, are the co-authors of “We Must Save Student Newsrooms” published in Inside Higher Ed on Sept. 11. McFarlin and LoMonte report on the current state…

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Posted: September 11, 2019

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell Admits ‘Error in Judgment’ in Report on Trump Finances After President’s Legal Threat” posted on The Wrap on Aug. 28. The story features a possible defamation lawsuit…

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Posted: August 30, 2019

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “Universal Orlando, OUC Shield Records After Electrical Shocking of Volcano Bay Visitors, Staff in June” published in the Orlando Sentinel on Aug. 26. On June 3, visitors and employees at…

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Posted: August 27, 2019

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “Secret Searches and Faculty Fury” published in Inside Higher Ed on Aug. 23. The article focuses on university presidential searches conducted in private by outside firms. This process can often…

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Posted: August 26, 2019

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Telecommunication associate professor, and Frank LoMonte, UFCJC  Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, are quoted in “Manatee School Board’s Public Meeting Rules Raise Constitutional Concerns, Experts Say” published in the Bradenton (Florida) Herald on Aug. 17. The article…

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Posted: August 22, 2019

Imani Jackson, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information legal fellow, is the author of “Fish Island Victory Reflects Interest Convergence” published in the St. Augustine Record on Aug. 3. Jackson focuses on recently approved Florida Forever preservation funding for Fish Island, an…

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Posted: August 7, 2019

Veteran Washington Post journalist Miranda Spivack is joining the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications‘ Brechner Center for Freedom of Information on a year-long fellowship to work with journalism students on investigative reporting projects spotlighting issues of government secrecy. Spivack began work Aug. 1 in a newly created…

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Posted: August 5, 2019

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “NC State and Highway Patrol Withhold Report on Trooper Promotions” published in The Charlotte Observer on July 24. The article features a decision by North Carolina State University (NCSU) to…

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Posted: July 24, 2019

Imani Jackson, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information legal fellow, is the author of “Nicki Minaj Takes Stand for Human Rights, Pulls Out of Saudi Arabia Music Festival” published in Essence on July 12. Jackson writes about the hip hop and pop…

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Posted: July 18, 2019

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “Bombshell Ruling Against Leading Florida Environmentalist; is State Supreme Court Next Stop?” published in The Palm Beach Post on June 19. The article focuses on the Florida 4th District Court…

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Posted: June 20, 2019

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “Florida Universities Have Turned Athletics Departments into Quasi-Private Arms. What Does that Mean for Public Accountability?” published in The Chronicle of Higher Education on June 17. The article addresses Florida’s…

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Posted: June 18, 2019

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author of “Whistleblowers’ Rights Could Be at Risk Under Trump’s New Labor Board” published in CNN Business Perspective on cnn.com. LoMonte writes about the Trump administration’s appointment of new National Labor…

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Posted: June 14, 2019