New NDNA president says newspapers welcome the future
Matthew Von Pinnon, editor of The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, has been elected president of the North Dakota Newspaper Association, the 127th person to lead the association in its 134-year history.
Von Pinnon was elected April 23 in a vote which, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, was conducted electronically. He succeeds Karen Speidel, editor of the News Monitor in southeast ND.
Von Pinnon is excited to help lead an organization that plays an important role in the state.
“Our profession has never faced greater challenges, he said. “But newspapers have always rallied their communities to successfully navigate the most pressing problems, and with ingenuity and a can-do spirit, we can overcome our great obstacles, too.”
Doing so will require “banding together like never before, strongly embracing new delivery methods and boldly welcoming the future while honoring our past.”
Von Pinnon has been with The Forum since 1994 and has been editor since 2006. He graduated from Moorhead High School and MSU-Moorhead.