Brechner News

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “4 First Amendment ‘Where America Stands’ Findings that Surprised Experts (and 3 that Didn’t)” published in Freedom Forum on Sept. 29. The article focuses on Freedom Forum’s newly released “The First Amendment: Where…

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Posted: October 4, 2021

Three University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information faculty and research associates will present at three sessions during the National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC) 2021 FOI Summit to be held virtually from Sept. 28-30. The virtual FOI Summit will include panel sessions and…

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Posted: September 23, 2021

The panel focuses on how governments have increasingly imposed gag rules on their employees, barring staff from talking to journalists and providing information only through a public information office.

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Posted: September 19, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director and co-chair of the American Bar Association Free Speech and Free Press committee, will serve as panel moderator for “How Free is the Free Press,” a virtual webinar on Constitution Day, Sept. 17…

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Posted: August 30, 2021

A research paper co-authored by Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is referenced in “Does Criminalizing ‘Disruption’ in Schools Violate Free Speech” published in The Crime Report on Aug. 24. The article focuses on the questionable constitutionality of laws…

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Posted: August 26, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “Bigelow School Committed to ‘Cancel Culture’ by Censoring Yearbook Pages, Says Student Media Advocate” published on arkansasonline.com on Aug. 19. The article focuses on the removal of a 2020-2021 timeline…

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Posted: August 19, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “Taking Critical Race Theory Bans to Court” published in Real Clear Politics on Aug. 11. The article examines the lawsuits stemming from banning the teaching of critical race theory (CRT)…

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Posted: August 17, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “Housing Authority Under Federal Investigation Before Top Leaders Removed” published in the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Aug. 11. The article focuses on the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority which was…

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Posted: August 11, 2021

The Brechner Center for Freedom of Information and The Journal of Civic Information are soliciting submissions for the 2021-2022 Journal of Civic Information Law Student Writing Competition. THE JOURNAL The Journal of Civic Information is an online, open-access journal of practical scholarship, published by The Brechner Center for Freedom of…

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Posted: August 5, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author of “Lawsuits Over Bans on Teaching Critical Race Theory Are Coming – Here’s What Won’t Work and What Might” published in The Conversation on July 20. LoMonte questions if possible…

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Posted: July 30, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “Federal Speech Rulings May Embolden Health Care Workers to Call Out Safety Issues” published on the Kaiser Health News site on July 9. The article focuses on Maine Coast Hospital’s…

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Posted: July 12, 2021

Former President Donald Trump knows his First Amendment lawsuits against the social media companies can’t win in court. Here’s why – and why even his most ardent supporters don’t really want him to.

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Posted: July 9, 2021