Frank LoMonte

“Saving Student Newsrooms,” a resolution for support proposed by Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was approved at the annual Excellence in Journalism 2018 conference from Sept. 27-29 in Baltimore. Excellence in Journalism, a joint effort between the Society…

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Posted: October 12, 2018

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, offers a “pro” position on the First Amendment and conspiracy theories in “Conspiracy Theories” published in CQ Researcher. LoMonte states that the numbing bombardment of hateful speech polluting our public discourse understandably tempts…

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Posted: October 12, 2018

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was quoted in “AC Ken Paxton Joins Court Fight in Defense of Texas Law Requiring Schoolkids to Say Pledge” published in The Dallas News on Sept. 25. The article features Texas Attorney General…

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Posted: September 28, 2018

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director,  is the author of “Mitch Daniels’ Dystopian Nightmare” published in Medium on Aug. 15.​ LoMonte responded to an Aug. 13 Washington Post opinion column written by Purdue University President Mitch Daniels. In the…

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Posted: August 16, 2018

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was quoted in “#317 – Making Access to Public Records a Public Priority” published on itsalljournalism.com on Aug. 2. The article focuses on how to get the average person to care about open…

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Posted: August 9, 2018

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was quoted in “Campus Newsrooms Rethink Their Approach to Race” published in The Christian Science Monitor on July 25. The article focuses on how student newspapers are now leading the effort to bring…

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Posted: August 2, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, under the direction of Frank LoMonte, was recognized in the editorial, “Clear Communication from Law Enforcement is Crucial,” published in the Seattle Times on June 26. The editorial focuses on the criticism the King County (Wash.)…

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Posted: July 2, 2018

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author of the opinion piece, “Who’s Willing to Bet that State Lotteries are Free of Manipulation?,” published in The Washington Post on June 12. In the article, LoMonte raises the concern…

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Posted: June 14, 2018

Responding to high-profile cases in which law enforcement agencies’ failure to timely inform the public about police shootings and aggravated public distrust, the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information is issuing guidelines for agencies to consider in informing the public when officers use force. The report, “Transparency and Media Relations…

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Posted: June 12, 2018

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was the quoted in “Does Morgan Freeman Have a Defamation Case Against CNN for Misconduct Story?” published on TheWrap on May 30. The article focuses on Morgan Freeman’s claim that CNN committed “journalistic…

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Posted: May 31, 2018

In a case reminiscent of the dispute over President Trump’s blocking of critics from his Twitter feed, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information and Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project are supporting the free-speech case of a Texas police critic who was…

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Posted: May 31, 2018

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was the co-author of “Don’t Expect Professors to Get Fired When They Say Something You Don’t Like” published in The Conversation on May 7. In the article, LoMonte and co-author David Jadon, a…

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Posted: May 8, 2018