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 […]
Using Florida’s Public Records Law, a reporter investigates whether Florida sent a man to prison based on a case of mistaken identity.
Tristram Kortam spent a year investigating and sending public records requests to find out whether a man was arrested and convicted based on a mistaken identity. When a law enforcement agency was slow to respond to Tristram’s public records request, he asked for the reason for the delay and cited cases identified by the First […]