The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead
The Forum front page for April 16, 2008
|Owner(s)||Forum Communications Company|
|Publisher||Bill Marcil, Jr.|
|Editor||Matthew Von Pinnon|
|Founded||November 17, 1891 (but with heritage dating to 1878)|
|Political alignment||Moderate editorial|
|Headquarters||101 5th Street North
Fargo, ND 58102-4826
The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, previously titled the Fargo Forum, is a daily newspaper printed in Fargo, North Dakota. It is the flagship of Forum Communications. The Forum, as it is commonly known, is the primary daily paper for southeast North Dakota, and also much of northwest Minnesota. Its average daily circulation is about 65,000 on Sundays and 51,000 on weekdays. The Forum was first published on November 17, 1891 by Major A. W. Edwards. However, it traces its lineage to The Republican, which had been founded by Edwards in 1878 and merged into the Forum in 1924. It has been owned by the family of Norman D. Black, Sr. since 1917; publisher Bill Marcil is the son of Black's granddaughter.
The Forum is also co-owned with radio station WDAY AM (though not WDAY-FM, which is currently owned by Midwest Communications) and TV stations WDAY-TV and WDAZ-TV. In spring 2008, The Forum's news staff merged with WDAY-AM's news team, forming one of the first joint radio-print news-gathering operations in the country.
In July 2012, the newspaper turned down the request of a same-sex couple to announce their wedding.
In 2014, news designer Greg Cornfield's layout of a cover page made The Newseum's top ten front pages of the day.
- "The Forum / Forum Communications Company". Forum Communications Company. Retrieved 2008-04-16.
- Roepke, Dave (2008-01-19). "Forum, radio team up". The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. Forum Communications Company. Retrieved 2008-01-21.
- "Same Sex Couple Denied Wedding Ad". Valley News Live. 23 July 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
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