Brechner Center for Freedom of Information

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

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author of “The Supreme Court’s Cheerleader Decision Has Something to Frustrate and Disappoint Everyone” published on slate.com on June 25. In the column, LoMonte writes about the Supreme Court’s decision protecting…

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Posted: June 30, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “Supreme Court Sides with High School Cheerleader in Free-Speech Dispute Over Profane Snapchat Rant” published in The Washington Post on June 23. The article focuses on the Supreme Court’s new…

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Posted: June 24, 2021

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 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

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

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