Brechner Center for Freedom of Information

Sara Ganim, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information Hearst Journalism Fellow, Brechner Center Director Frank LoMonte, and a team students and alumni are the recipients of the 2020 Education Writers Association (EWA) Award in the Smaller Newsroom Public Service category for their…

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Posted: April 13, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was quoted in “Free Speech, Accountability Experts Question Court Ruling That Shields Cops’ Names After Some Shootings” published in the Orlando Sentinel on April 9. The editorial focuses on a Florida court ruling…

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Posted: April 13, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was quoted in “Complaint Claims Overland Park’s Police Chief Filed False Report” posted on KSHB.com on March 24. The story focuses on a complaint filed by the mother of a fatally shot teen…

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Posted: March 25, 2021

For a series of investigative news stories exposing the enormity of preventable deaths in county jails across the United States attributable to suicides or medical conditions, a team of reporters from the Reuters news service is the winner of the annual Brechner Freedom of Information Award for investigative reporting. For…

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Posted: March 18, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “COVID Demanded Transparency. Has Nevada Delivered?” published in the Las Vegas Review-Journal on March 14. The article addresses how the events of the past year demonstrated the importance of open…

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Posted: March 15, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author of “Rebuilding Trust Through Government Transparency and Accountability” published on March 4 in the American Bar Association Human Rights Magazine, Vol. 46, No. 3: The Next Four Years. LoMonte’s article…

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Posted: March 8, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was a panelist on “Reporting on the Pandemic: Access to Data that Counts” for the State Bar of Georgia on Feb. 25. LoMonte joined a panel of lawyers and journalists addressing the difficulty…

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Posted: March 3, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, “Legal Experts: Sarah Parcak’s Tweet About Rush Limbaugh Protected by the First Amendment” published on Alabama Media Group’s al.com on Feb. 23. The story focuses on an alleged derogatory tweet by University of…

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Posted: February 24, 2021

The Brechner Center for Freedom of Information was featured in a letter from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) to President Biden on Jan. 19. In the letter, SPJ President Matthew T. Hall asked for the U.S. government to end restrictions on federal office and agency employees that prohibit them…

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Posted: January 22, 2021

Sara Ganim, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information Hearst Journalism Fellow, is the author of “Too Many Student Apartments Are Overcrowded Fire Hazards Unfit for 21st Century Life,” an opinion column published on pennlive.com on Jan. 9. Ganim, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist…

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Posted: January 14, 2021