Brechner News

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

A string of mismanagement scandals at university foundations across the country demonstrates the urgency of opening foundations’ financial records to public scrutiny, open-government advocates told the Virginia Supreme Court in a brief filed Monday. A coalition of government-transparency organizations led by the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information is supporting…

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Posted: April 22, 2019

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “College Admissions Scandal: Will the Students Stay in School? Colleges Don’t Have to Say” published in USA Today on April 12. LoMonte comments on the celebrity admissions-bribery scandal and whether…

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Posted: April 15, 2019

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications announced today that the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information has been awarded $125,000 from the Hearst Foundations for the Center’s “Data Deserts” initiative. The initiative, which will be named the Hearst Data Deserts Project, is intended to improve the quality…

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Posted: April 9, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information Director Frank LoMonte’s opinion article “Finding University Presidents in Secret Helps Profiteers, Not the Public” was published in the Orlando Sentinel on April 8. LoMonte comments on legislation that recently passed the Florida House Senate Affairs…

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Posted: April 9, 2019