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Frank LoMonte, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, was quoted in “Admins Inquire About Newspaper, Oversight in Question” published in The Crow’s Nest, the student newspaper for the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. In the article, LoMonte commented…

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Posted: October 31, 2017

Frank LoMonte, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, was interviewed for a law and journalism podcast series on The jPod.  In episode four, “Protecting Student Journalists Protects All Journalists,” LoMonte discusses a variety of topics related to law and journalism with independent…

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Posted: October 30, 2017

Frank LoMonte, incoming director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, was featured in “Breaking the Back of Hazelwood: A Press Lawyer’s Decade-Long Campaign” published on Poynter.org on July 17. The article focuses on the 2007 North Dakota John Wall New Voices Act and LoMonte’s…

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Posted: October 30, 2017

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications today announced that Frank LoMonte is the new director of the Joseph L. Brechner Center for Freedom of Information. The Brechner Center, located in the College, is a non-profit educational center addressing issues around freedom of information, libel, privacy, prior restraints, “Sunshine” laws,…

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Posted: October 30, 2017

A ground-breaking freedom of information series written by seven Indiana newspapers won this year’s Joseph L. Brechner Center for Freedom of Information award, according to Sandra Chance, director of the Brechner Center. The five-part series, titled “The State of Secrecy: Indiana flunks the test on access,” detailed the abysmal compliance…

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Posted: November 15, 1999