Plain Talk: Fargo Forum editor Matt Von Pinnon on reporting the news in this political environment
MINOT, N.D. — How do you report the news, and in particular political news, fairly and faithfully in an environment where so many people can find sources on social media and talk radio and cable news who are willing to tell them only what they want to hear?
Matthew Von Pinnon, the editor of The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, talks about that on this episode of Plain Talk. He says the bias many imagine — where newspaper editors and publishers sit around a table in a smoky room to decide what the news will be — simply doesn’t happen.
Von Pinnon also weighs in on North Dakota’s interesting 2022 election cycle, including the in-fighting in the North Dakota Republican Party, and why the Democratic-NPL can’t seem to find the energy to take advantage.