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Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author of “Universities Continue to Block Athletes from Talking to the Media. That’s Got to Stop” published on poynter.org on Sept. 23. LoMonte presents highlights of the Brechner Center’s “government gagged”…

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Posted: September 25, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in two articles published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Sept. 21. “Some Schools Withhold COVID-19 Infection Information from Parents, Teachers” focuses on the lack of or limited disclosure of data…

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Posted: September 22, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, and Journalism senior Kyle Wood were quoted in “College Newspaper Reporters are the Journalism heroes for the Pandemic Era” published in The Washington Post on Sept. 19. The article focuses on college newspapers…

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Posted: September 22, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was recently recognized for his efforts to assist with the creation of a Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) resolution against controls on employee speech by government agencies. These controls have led to severe…

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Posted: September 22, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the co-author of “Running the Full-Court Press: How College Athletic Departments Unlawfully Restrict Athletes’ Rights to Speak to the News Media” published in Nebraska Law Review, Volume 99, Issue 1, 2020. In…

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Posted: September 16, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was quoted in “Here’s Why You Won’t See Reporting from Inside Seattle-Area Virtual Classrooms This Week” published in The Seattle Times on Sept. 4. Thousands of Washington children returned to schools – mostly…

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Posted: September 8, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was quoted in “Nearly Half of Power 5 Won’t Disclose COVID-19 Test Data” posted on ESPN on Sept. 3. The story features the lack of or limited disclosure of positive COVID-19 test results…

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Posted: September 4, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was quoted in “Will Weekend Parties Have Effect on COVID-19 Cases at ASU? School Won’t Release Data” published in azcentral.com on Aug. 24. The article focuses on the lack of disclosure by Arizona…

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Posted: August 26, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “Despite Federal Guidance, Schools Cite Privacy Laws to Withhold Info About COVID-19 Cases” published in the Detroit Free Press on Aug. 9. The article focuses on the lack of consistency…

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Posted: August 11, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, and Sara Ganim, Brechner Hearst Journalism fellow, were interviewed for episode 20 of “The Intercollegiate” on Aug. 3. The interview featured the new Brechner podcast, “Why Don’t We Know,” and the first installment,…

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Posted: August 4, 2020