Frank LoMonte

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

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “How Many Healthcare Workers Has COVID Killed? Fla. Says it Has No Data. False, Ex-Data Guru Says” published in the Miami Herald on July 30. The article addresses the state’s…

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Posted: August 3, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, comments in “The Government’s PR Barrier: When Access to Experts is Limited or Banned” published on the National Press Club Journalism Institute’s website on July 27. The article focuses on the directive by…

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Posted: July 28, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author of  “Everybody Out of the Pool: Recognizing a First Amendment Claim for the Retaliatory Closure of (Real or Virtual) Public Forums” published in the University of Florida Journal of Law…

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Posted: July 7, 2020

The Brechner Center for Freedom of Information today launched a new podcast series, “Why Don’t We Know,” focusing on the ways that government agencies fail to gather and share information essential for public safety and welfare. The podcast is produced by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sara Ganim, currently Hearst Journalism Fellow…

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Posted: July 2, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “Snapchatting Cheerleader Wins Free-Speech Case at 3rd Circuit” published in courthousenews.com on June 30. The article focuses on a Philadelphia Third Circuit Court ruling that a school violated a cheerleader’s…

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Posted: July 1, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “’Not a Stretch:’ Reality Dictates COVID-19 May Hit College Football Programs” published in The Buffalo News on June 29. The article focuses on the possible effects COVID-19 may have on…

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Posted: June 30, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, comments in “As Jacksonville Faces Police Shootings and Coronavirus, Protesters Call for Transparency” posted on firstcoastnews.com on June 14. The article focuses on how daily protests show the importance of transparency from the…

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Posted: June 17, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author of “The ‘Social Media Discount’ and First Amendment Exceptionalism” published in the University of Memphis Law Review, Volume 50, Book 1. In the article, LoMonte argues that speech that would…

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Posted: June 4, 2020