Frank LoMonte

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the co-author of “Smartphone Security for the Mobile Journalist: Should Reporters Give Police the Finger?” published in the North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 23, Issue 2. LoMonte and UF Levin College of…

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Posted: January 10, 2022

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author of “Student Journalism and Civic Education” published in the American Bar Association’s Human Rights online magazine on Jan. 4. In the article, LoMonte focuses on the importance of offering high-quality journalism opportunities in…

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Posted: January 6, 2022

This article originally appeared in Human Rights, Vol. 47, No. 2, December 2021, by the American Bar Association. Reproduced with permission.  By Frank D. LoMonte Director, Brechner Center for Freedom of Information If you set out with a blank page to design a civics course meeting the challenges of the…

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Posted: January 5, 2022

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author of “The First Amendment, Social Media and College Admissions” published on insidehighered.com on Dec. 13. In the column, LoMonte summarizes and highlights Brechner Center research about the First Amendment perils of reviewing college…

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Posted: December 14, 2021

This column by University of Florida Brechner Center for Freedom of Information Director Frank LoMonte originally appeared on Inside Higher Ed on Dec. 13, 2021. Reprinted with permission. Social media is an empowering leveler for millions of young users. It gives teenagers a vast outlet to connect with faraway peers…

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Posted: December 13, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author of “Copyright Versus the Right to Copy: The Civic Danger of Allowing Intellectual Property Law to Override State Freedom of Information Law” published in the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal Vol. 53 2021.…

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Posted: December 9, 2021

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 “The Philadelphia School District is Proposing a New Media Policy. It’s a ‘Gag Order,’ Said One Board Member” published in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Nov. 8. The article focuses on a possible Philadelphia…

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Posted: November 10, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “Magistrate Fired Over Comments to Times” published in the Alexandria (Virginia) Times on Oct. 21. In the article, Magistrate Elizabeth Fuller, who filed a complaint that led to the bondsman in a homicide…

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Posted: November 2, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “Audit Finds DC 911 Center Failed US Standards” published in Communications Daily on Oct. 20. The news report focuses on inconsistent emergency call handling and other difficulties at the District of Columbia’s 911…

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Posted: November 1, 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