Frank LoMonte

Frank LoMonte, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, is the author of “The Law That Made Facebook What It Is Today,” published in The Conversation on April 11. In the article, LoMonte discusses the impact of the Communications Decency…

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Posted: April 20, 2018

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was quoted in “Clear Backpacks Another Target in the Widening War on Kids,” published in the Sun-Sentinel on April 3. The article focuses on a survey asking people to weigh in on whether…

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Posted: April 4, 2018

The Joseph L. Brechner Center for Freedom of Information announced that Bethany Barnes, education reporter at The Oregonian in Portland, is the winner of the annual Brechner Freedom of Information Award. Barnes won for her dogged coverage of teacher sexual misconduct in Portland schools, which required her to battle repeatedly…

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Posted: March 29, 2018

By Clay Calvert Thousands of high school students across the nation left their classes March 14 precisely at 10 a.m. for 17 minutes. The walkout served two purposes: to honor the 17 people – including 14 students – killed exactly one month ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland,…

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Posted: March 29, 2018

Frank LoMonte, Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author of “How #MeToo Will Change the Way Colleges Choose Presidents” published in The Chronicle of Higher Education on March 25.

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Posted: March 27, 2018

The National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC) will be relocating its headquarters to the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) by summer 2018. UFCJC will now be home to three units at the forefront of freedom of information and First Amendment issues: NFOIC, the Joseph L. Brechner Center for Freedom of Information and the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project.

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Posted: March 15, 2018

Clay Calvert, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, authored “What the National School Walkout Says About Schools and Free Speech” published in The Conversation on March 14.

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Posted: March 14, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information Director Frank LoMonte and Brechner Legal Fellow Linda Riedemann Norbut are the co-authors of “Failing New York Times v. Trump: Is There a First Amendment Claim for Official Condemnation by Tweet” published in the Winter 2018 issue of Communications Lawyer.

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Posted: March 5, 2018

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was quoted in “Nikolas Cruz’s Threats to Shoot Up School Were Enough Warning to Act, Legal Experts Say” published in the Green Bay Press Gazette on Feb. 21.

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Posted: February 22, 2018

Frank LoMonte, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, is quoted in “The Time is Right for a Journalism Protection Law. But We Need a Federal Shield Law” published in the Columbia Journalism Review on Feb. 9.

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Posted: February 16, 2018

Frank LoMonte, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information is the author of the column “Break MSUs Secrecy Addiction” published in The Detroit News on Jan. 25. LoMonte comments on the culture of secrecy at Michigan State University (MSU) and…

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Posted: January 31, 2018

Frank LoMonte, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information was quoted in “Whatever You Do Don’t Criticize Commissioners By Name” published in Rich Campbell’s column in Treasure Coast Palm on January 9. The article focuses on the Martin County Commission’s…

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Posted: January 11, 2018