Brechner Center for Freedom of Information

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “The Covington Catholic Case Could Turn on ‘Actual Malice’” published in The Atlantic on March 5. The article focuses on the lawsuit filed by Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas…

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Posted: March 8, 2019

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “Where Did This Law Come From? Look back to 2008 to Understand Why It’s Illegal to Post Certain Videos to Facebook?” published in The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, Louisiana) on Feb.…

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Posted: February 25, 2019

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in the editorial “‘The Post’ Urges OU to Re-Open Access to Title IX Records” published in The Post (Athens, Ohio) on Feb. 14. The Post staff editorial focuses on the lack…

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Posted: February 15, 2019

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “Denver Students Sharing Photos, Video with Media During Teachers Strike Say They’re Getting Pushback from Principals” published in The Denver Post on Feb. 12. The article focuses students who are…

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Posted: February 13, 2019

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information  director, is the author of “The Legislative Response to a Perceived ‘Free Speech Crisis’ on Campus” published in the American Bar Association’s Communications Lawyer Winter 2019 edition. In the article, LoMonte surveys recent legislative…

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Posted: February 4, 2019

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) today announced the launch of Fresh Take Florida, an effort to provide coverage of Florida state government at a time when state capitals are increasingly under-covered. Six student journalists, all graduating seniors, will be covering executive-branch agency operations as well…

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Posted: January 29, 2019

Journalism Professor Clay Calvert, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, and Frank LoMonte, director of the College’s Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, co-authored “The Open Mic, Unplugged: Challenges to Viewpoint-Based Constraints on Public-Comment Periods” published in Case Western…

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Posted: January 28, 2019

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was quoted in “When Public Officials Fight on Facebook, Are They Breaking the Law?” published in the Miami Herald on Jan. 25. The article focuses on a proposed welcome sign at the entrance…

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Posted: January 28, 2019

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “Florida Lawmakers Move to Restrict Teen Voter Information” published on wlrn.org on Jan. 18. The story focuses on two proposed bills in the Florida Legislature designed to restrict the publication…

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Posted: January 22, 2019

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author of “Private Employers: You Can’t Forbid Your Workers from Talking to Journalists” published on Poynter.org on Jan. 14. In the article, LoMonte states that many employees believe they forfeit their…

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Posted: January 16, 2019