Brechner News

Police who exercise arrest powers at private universities should abide by the same transparency standards as all other law-enforcement agencies, a coalition of open-government advocates argues in a brief filed with the Utah Supreme Court. In a brief filed Friday, the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information and nine other…

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Posted: July 1, 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

The Brechner Center for Freedom of Information announced today that Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former CNN correspondent Sara Ganim will join the Center on July 1 as its first Hearst Journalism Fellow. In April, the Brechner Center, which is housed at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications…

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Posted: June 11, 2019

Rachael Jones and Imani Jackson will join the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, located in the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, as legal fellows. Their one-year fellowships will begin this summer. Jones will publish the Brechner Report, post content to the Bechner website, and assist Brechner…

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Posted: June 5, 2019

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “Last-Minute Amendment Makes Florida Felon Voting Records Confidential” published in the Daytona Beach News-Journal on May 21. The article focuses on new legislation that prevents the public from seeing felon…

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Posted: May 23, 2019

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “How to Deal with Obstructive Public Information Officers? Challenge Them” published in the Columbia Journalism Review on May 20. The article focuses on the illegality of blanket no-interview policies by…

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Posted: May 21, 2019

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in an April 1 deadspin.com story about New England Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft’s attempt to block the release of an allegedly incriminating video. In the article, lawyers for Kraft are trying…

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Posted: May 21, 2019