The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead

Covering Education in North Dakota and Minnesota

Location: Fargo, N.D.

About the News Organization: The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead has a proud history of serving its audience critical information for more than 130 years. The news organization, the largest in North Dakota, serves community members in both North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. A Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, The Forum is continually recognized with awards by professional news organizations for excellence in news, sports, feature reporting, design, advertising, opinion writing, editorial cartoons and photojournalism. The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead is part of the Forum News Service, which gathers and distributes content from news organizations throughout the region.

About the Positions: This Report for America corps member will cover education, both K-12 and higher ed. The reporter will be dispatched to various meetings associated with education — such as school board meetings, task force meetings, higher education meetings, etc. — to begin learning about the issues facing the academic system as well as the people involved in making decisions. The reporter will also attend other, less-formal school functions to begin connecting with parents and students affected by the decisions being made. Doing so will allow the reporter to produce content that includes multiple perspectives.

Preferred Skills: experience in education reporting would be a plus.