A judge ruled that Nassau Board of County Commissioners officials and employees violated the public records law by failing to timely provide records, improperly deleting text messages, and failing to undertake a reasonable search for requested text messages. As the Fernandina Observer reports, Rayonier and Radient asked for text messages of county employees and commissioners […]
Veteran journalist Mira Lowe named dean of FAMU’s School of Journalism & Graphic Communication
Mira Lowe, First Amendment Foundation board member and veteran journalist, will be the next dean of FAMU’s School of Journalism & Graphic Communication. FAMU and Tallahassee are lucky to have Mira. Congratulations, Dean Lowe! Read more here.
Judge rules hearings in school shooting case must be open
A judge denied a motion to close pretrial hearings in the Parkland school shooting case. Attorneys for Nikolas Cruz had asked the judge to close court proceedings. The First Amendment Foundation was part of a media coalition to argue against closure. Attorney Dana McElroy told the Associated Press that the decision “allows access to all […]