The corporatization of higher education has rendered a once-indispensable part of student life irrelevant, right when it’s needed the most.
Frank LoMonteAs @TheAtlantic says, "right when it's needed the most," independent watchdog journalism is diminishing on college campuses -- and too many higher-ed administrators are cheering (if not actively hastening) its demise.
Many parts of the Mountain West are news deserts -- and it’s getting worse . More than 20 counties in our region have no local newspaper. The ones that are
Frank LoMonte“Librarians are badasses. You do not mess with the librarian. If you try to remove a book from a library, you almost have to kill a librarian. It's not easy. ... What better place to put a newsroom?”
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Commission is right. Broward has no need for two pre-arrest diversion programs, one for kids in school and one for kids out. Problem is, neither knows what the other is doing.
Frank LoMonteEditorial: "Without FERPA, the federal education privacy act, the people of Florida would have a much clearer picture of what went wrong at Parkland and whether the Promise program has worked well or poorly. FERPA needs to be rooted out."
A cozy alliance between insurers and law enforcement has turned the justice system into the industry’s hired gun and left innocent customers facing prison.
Frank LoMonteJaw-dropper from @BuzzFeedNews about the cozy relationship between the insurance industry, law enforcement and prosecutors, which has led to flimsy fraud cases initiated by government officials whose positions are funded by the industry.
Ohio State violated Ohio public records law when it withheld names in a police report provided to The Lantern through a public records request, according to a report by a special master in the Ohio Court of Claims.
The special master also...
Frank LoMonteOhio State made reporters wait over four months to receive a police report -- and then illegally redacted the names from it. thelantern.com/2019/08/court-… Prediction: Nobody will pay any consequences. Because FOI violations aren't considered "really" breaking the law.
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Colorado Politics reporter John C. Ensslin was found dead in his Denver apartment Monday.
Frank LoMonte"An extended conversation with Ensslin might unfold like a tattered paperback novel, with laugh lines scattered along the trail." Sweet remembrance of "a giant in the journalism community," gone way too soon.
Florida’s state-run crime labs don’t have the ability to determine whether a product is weed, CBD or hemp. And the issue is stopping law enforcement in its
Frank LoMonteThe Florida victim-rights amendment ("Marsy's Law") is creating chaos in the justice system as befuddled law enforcement agencies over-comply by concealing the existence of crimes in the name of privacy. What's to be done? Listen
The Crescent City is in the final stages of a multimillion-dollar federal police reform process. Here‘s why it and other programs like it fail to achieve real reform.
Frank LoMonteA richly detailed insider's account of why effective oversight of police is so difficult: theappeal.org/my-year-as-a-n…. One detail among many that leaped out: New Orleans cops moonlighting on private security detail get to turn off their body-worn cameras.