Michelle Griffith

Michelle Griffith reports for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead in North Dakota. She focuses on the decline and rise of rural America, told through a North Dakota lens, including coverage of economic development, jobs the people who make up these communities. Griffith covered breaking news and enterprise stories while interning at the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the St. Paul Pioneer Press. She was the Campus Activities Editor for the Minnesota Daily, the University of Minnesota’s independent student newspaper, where she oversaw coverage on topics like diversity, student life and research. Griffith was also a founding member of the Minnesota Daily’s Content Diversity Board, which analyzed the paper’s coverage of minority communities and trained reporters on best practices for covering marginalized groups. She grew up in Buffalo, Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2020 with a degree in journalism.

The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead

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.