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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 “The Legal Landscape: The First Amendment, Section 230 and Online Liability,” a chapter in the book Democracy in the Disinformation Age published in May 2021. In the chapter, LoMonte…

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Posted: June 11, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “’Angry Cheerleader’ Case Could Chill NCAA Athletes’ Protests” published in Law360 on May 18. The article focuses on a pending U.S. Supreme Court case over whether schools may discipline students…

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Posted: May 19, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author of “When a Leak Becomes a Lifeline: Reinvigorating Federal Labor Law to Protect Media Whistleblowing About Workplace Safety” published in the Seattle Journal for Social Justice on May 14. In…

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Posted: May 18, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “Secret Documents Reveal Learfield IMG’s Take From College Deals” published in Sportico on May 11. The article focuses on multimedia rights partnerships that some college sports programs have with Learfield…

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Posted: May 17, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was selected for the prestigious 2021-2022 Class of Fellows at the University of California (UC) National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement. The fourth class of fellows, selected from a highly competitive…

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Posted: May 6, 2021

The Brechner Center Hearst Journalism Fellow has been selected as one of four distinguished journalists to be named a Spencer Education Journalism Fellow for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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Posted: May 1, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was quoted in “A Cheerleader’s Snapchat Rant Leads to ‘Momentous’ Supreme Court Case on Student Speech” published in The Washington Post on April 25. The story focuses on the case, Brandi Levy vs.…

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Posted: April 27, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was a participant in the podcast “So to Speak: A Frustrated Cheerleader’s Snapchat Video Lands at the Supreme Court. The Outcome will Determine the Future of Student Free Speech Rights” posted on thefire.org…

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Posted: April 22, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was quoted in “Want Public Records? ‘So Sue Me’ Seems to Be State’s Attitude, First Amendment Experts Say” published in the Tallahassee Democrat on April 16. The article focuses on the delays encountered…

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Posted: April 20, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was quoted in “Cops as ‘Victims’ Court Ruling Means an Officer Like Derek Chauvin Would be Anonymous in Florida” published on floridabulldog.org on April 13. The article addresses how an adverse court ruling…

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Posted: April 14, 2021