The Joseph L. Brechner Center for Freedom of Information is an incubator for ideas and initiatives that give the public timely and affordable access to the information necessary for informed, participatory citizenship. The Brechner Center works to educate journalists, policymakers and the general public about the law of access today and how it should work tomorrow. The Center is a source of research, expertise and advocacy about the law of gathering and disseminating news across all platforms and technologies.

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To mark 40 years of service to the cause of open and accountable government, we asked thought leaders from media law and journalism education to reflect on the Brechner Center’s role, accomplishments, and future challenges. Read More.

#SaveStudentNewsrooms Recognized at Excellence in Journalism 2018 National Conference

October 12, 2018

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Frank LoMonte Shares His Perspective on the First Amendment and Conspiracy Theories

October 12, 2018

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Brechner research finds “no-interviewing” policies at private colleges commonplace but doubtfully legal

October 4, 2018

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Frank LoMonte Authors Article on Civic Engagement to Protect Student Journalists’ Rights

September 11, 2018

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Frank D. LoMonte
Director

352-392-2273
flomonte@ufl.edu

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications
2096 Weimer Hall
P.O. Box 118400
Gainesville, Fla. 32611

Why aren't all states required to keep and report this data? @ChicagoReporter finds that female inmates are often written up for infractions as minor as "disrespect" and "derogatory comments." #DataDeserts https://t.co/FupKVE1JWj

Buggy technology? Staffing turnover? School discipline stats in the Department of Education's database are incomplete and at times hugely inaccurate, and it's not clear why. #datadeserts https://t.co/euGZYVIjk0

To great applause, @PresidentFuchs welcomes 200 journalism graduates across 50 years’ @UFJSchool history as “friends of the truth and friends of the people.”

A special carve-out from Connecticut's open-records law allows universities to withhold access to faculty personnel files. That makes it harder to investigate, document and police harassment. https://t.co/B9jJNRa9TI

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