Brechner News

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “Secret Searches and Faculty Fury” published in Inside Higher Ed on Aug. 23. The article focuses on university presidential searches conducted in private by outside firms. This process can often…

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Posted: August 26, 2019

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Telecommunication associate professor, and Frank LoMonte, UFCJC  Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, are quoted in “Manatee School Board’s Public Meeting Rules Raise Constitutional Concerns, Experts Say” published in the Bradenton (Florida) Herald on Aug. 17. The article…

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Posted: August 22, 2019

Imani Jackson, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information legal fellow, is the author of “Fish Island Victory Reflects Interest Convergence” published in the St. Augustine Record on Aug. 3. Jackson focuses on recently approved Florida Forever preservation funding for Fish Island, an…

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Posted: August 7, 2019

Veteran Washington Post journalist Miranda Spivack is joining UF’s Brechner Center for Freedom of Information on a year-long fellowship to work with journalism students on investigative reporting projects spotlighting issues of government secrecy. Spivack began work Aug. 1 in a newly created fellowship position that also will include creating research…

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Posted: August 2, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications‘ Brechner Center for Freedom of Information Director Frank LoMonte commented on a federal appeals court decision affirming a student publication’s free press rights, in “Even ‘Offensive’ Publications Have Free Press Rights,” published on July 25 in Inside Higher Ed. Frank LoMonte The U.S. Court of Appeals for the…

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Posted: July 26, 2019

Sara Ganim, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Brechner Center for Freedom of Information Hearst Journalism fellow, was part of a nine-person CNN team nominated for a National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Emmy Award for “Deadly Haze: Inside the Fraternity Crisis.” The CNN Special Report…

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Posted: July 25, 2019

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “NC State and Highway Patrol Withhold Report on Trooper Promotions” published in The Charlotte Observer on July 24. The article features a decision by North Carolina State University (NCSU) to…

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Posted: July 24, 2019

Imani Jackson, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information legal fellow, is the author of “Nicki Minaj Takes Stand for Human Rights, Pulls Out of Saudi Arabia Music Festival” published in Essence on July 12. Jackson writes about the hip hop and pop…

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Posted: July 18, 2019

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