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Frank LoMonte Comments on How COVID-19 is Affecting Public Meetings and News Coverage

March 30, 2020

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Frank LoMonte and the Brechner Center Cited for Their Research on Restricted Access to Government Health Experts

March 27, 2020

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Frank LoMonte Comments on Speech Censorship on Social Media Platforms

February 28, 2020

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Frank LoMonte Comments on Secrecy in Florida County Health Department Records

February 25, 2020

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Frank D. LoMonte


University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications
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P.O. Box 118400
Gainesville, Fla. 32611