Brechner Center

This article by Brechner Center Director Frank LoMonte originally appeared in The Conversation on July 9, 2021. Photo credit: “Donald Trump” by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 From condo salesman to reality TV host to leader of the free world, Donald Trump has occupied several lifetimes’ worth of identities over a remarkable…

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Posted: July 9, 2021

As the emergence of digital technologies has transformed the news industry, the way that journalism is taught and learned in the college classroom and in campus-based journalism laboratories, or news labs, has changed as well. Traditionally, college journalism students needed to find a summer internship at a professional news outlet…

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Posted: July 8, 2021

COVID-19 is having a significant financial impact on U.S. newsrooms, at a time when accurate, unvarnished reporting is more critical than ever. As a result, the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information announced today the launch of Brechner Reporting Fellows, 10 fellowships for professional journalists experiencing financial hardship due to…

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Posted: April 21, 2020

Frank LoMonte, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, published “Kent State Needs an Open Presidential Search” in the Record-Courier (Kent, Ohio) on Nov. 18. LoMonte comments on the transparency of a new search for the next Kent State president, after…

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Posted: November 20, 2018