Forum Communications Company
Company typePrivate
IndustryTelevision, Advertising, Broadcasting, Newspaper, Internet services
Founded1878
Headquarters101 5th Street North, ,
Key people
Bill Marcil, Sr., Chairman
Bill Marcil, Jr., President, CEO and Publisher
Number of employees
800+
Websitewww.forumcomm.com

Forum Communications Company is an American multimedia and technology company headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota. With multiple online and print news brands throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, Forum Communications offers local news in a variety of digital and broadcast mediums in addition to various niche media brands covering specialty interests.

The company also owns four television stations in North Dakota, all affiliated with ABC. Additional offerings are commercial printing services and business services.

Leadership

William "Bill" Marcil, Sr. is the current chairman of the board for Forum Communications Company, who is married to the founder, Norman B. Black's great-granddaughter.[1][2]

Daily operations are overseen by William "Bill" Marcil, Jr. as the president and chief executive officer of Forum Communications Company as well as the publisher of The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead.[2]

History

Forum Communications Company began publishing its flagship newspaper The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead in 1878 and is currently owned and operated by the Marcil-Black family.[1][2]

Today, Forum Communications Company offers multiple newspaper and multimedia journalism brands across four states in the upper Midwest along with several commercial printing facilities, TV broadcasting and business services.[2]

Commercial

Print and digital news

The following print and digital newspapers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, and North Dakota are part of the Forum Communications news network:

Other media

Television stations

State City Call sign Channel Network
PSIP RF DT-1 DT-2 DT-3 DT-4 DT-5 DT-6
North Dakota Fargo WDAY-TV 6 21 ABC True Crime Network Independent Ion Television Defy TV True Real
Grand Forks WDAZ-TV 8 8 ABC True Crime Network Independent Ion Television Defy TV True Real
Bismarck KBMY 17 17 ABC True Crime Network MyNetworkTV Ion Television Defy TV True Real
Minot KMCY 14 14 ABC True Crime Network MyNetworkTV Ion Television Defy TV True Real

References

  1. ^ a b c Moline, Melva (1978). The Forum: The First Hundred Years. Forum Publishing Company.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w Zaleski, Jack (2018). Forum Communications Company: A Narrative History 1980 - 2018. Forum Publishing Company.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z "Forum Communications Company". ForumComm.com. Retrieved March 23, 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "2022 Minnesota Newspaper Association Directory" (PDF). Minnesota Newspaper Association.
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  10. ^ "Duluth News Tribune". DuluthNewsTribune.com. Retrieved March 23, 2021.
  11. ^ "InForum". InForum.com. Retrieved March 23, 2021.
  12. ^ "The Globe". DGlobe.com. Retrieved March 23, 2021.
  13. ^ "Grand Forks Herald". GrandForksHerald.com. Retrieved March 23, 2021.
  14. ^ "The Jamestown Sun". JamestownSun.com. Retrieved March 23, 2021.
  15. ^ "The Mitchell Republic". MitchellRepublic.com. Retrieved March 23, 2021.
  16. ^ "Park Rapids Enterprise". ParkRapidsEnterprise.com. Retrieved March 23, 2021.
  17. ^ "Perham Focus". PerhamFocus.com. Retrieved March 23, 2021.
  18. ^ "Pine Journal". PineJournal.com. Retrieved March 23, 2021.
  19. ^ "Pine and Lakes Echo Journal". PineAndLakes.com. Retrieved March 23, 2021.
  20. ^ "Post Bulletin". PostBulletin.com. Retrieved March 23, 2021.
  21. ^ a b "Forum Communications launching new St. Cloud news operation". Sioux Falls Live. 2023-01-24. Retrieved 2023-09-10.
  22. ^ "Forum Communications expanding to Sioux Falls with TV station acquisition". Sioux Falls Live. 2022-11-23. Retrieved 2023-09-10.
  23. ^ "Superior Telegram". SuperiorTelegram.com. Retrieved March 23, 2021.
  24. ^ "Wadena Pioneer Journal". WadenaPJ.com. Retrieved March 23, 2021.
  25. ^ "West Central Tribune". WCTrib.com. Retrieved March 23, 2021.