Frank LoMonte

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

The Brechner Center for Freedom of Information today announced the debut of the Journal of Civic Information, the first open-access, interdisciplinary journal that publishes peer-reviewed research related to the field of public information accessibility. The journal, which will include articles from both scholars and practitioners, will publish online quarterly. Topics will…

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Posted: September 4, 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

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications‘ Brechner Center for Freedom of Information Director Frank LoMonte commented on a federal appeals court decision affirming a student publication’s free press rights, in “Even ‘Offensive’ Publications Have Free Press Rights,” published on July 25 in Inside Higher Ed. The U.S. Court…

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Posted: July 26, 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

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

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “When Student Press is Up for a Vote” published in Inside Higher Ed on June 10. The article features the Rutgers student newspaper that was denied funding in a student…

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Posted: June 11, 2019