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Mike McFeely

Mike is a news columnist for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead and a talk-show host on 970 WDAY radio of Fargo. He’s been working the local media for three decades. He’s a mass communications graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead

Scott Hennen

Scott has been on the radio since he was 12. He’s been doing a daily talk show since 1988. Scott has filled in for Sean Hannity and the Wall Street Journal called him “The Rush Limbaugh of the Prairie.” Scott has interviewed Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Trump. His show, “What’s On Your Mind?”, is the #1 radio talk show in North Dakota and is heard on 550 KFYR, The Flag 1100 in Fargo and 1090 in Tioga, Watford City and Williston and 1460 KLTC in Dickinson.

Robert Mejia 

Dr. Mejia received his Ph.D. in Communications Research from the University of Illinois, with an emphasis in media and cultural studies. His research portfolio emphasizes how design decisions affecting the production, distribution, consumption, reproduction, and disposal of information and communication technologies affects politics, economies, culture, and societies. Examples of this work include: Governance through Philitainment: Playing the Benevolent Subject, which analyzes the politics and economics of philanthropic gaming; A Pressure Chamber of Innovation: Google Fiber and Flexible Capital, which explores how Google’s broadband network is restructuring Kansas City, Missouri; and The Sexual Politics of Videogame Graphics, which examines how videogame hardware affects the sexual representation of women in videogames. He is currently working on several projects related to fake news and the concept of the “post truth,” and a short piece on the topic, titled Post Truth, or the Cultural Logic of Late Racism, can be found online at In Media Res.

Carrie Anne Platt

Dr. Platt joined the Department of Communication in Fall 2008, after completing her Ph.D. at the University of Southern California. Dr. Platt was excited about moving up north because she grew up in Montana. Dr. Platt received her B.A. from Carroll College (Helena, MT) and her M.A. from Wake Forest University. Her research focuses on rhetorical aspects of technology, with a focus on emerging technologies and identity in public culture. Dr. Platt is also interested in how digital media are reshaping classroom practices and communication pedagogy.

Jack Zaleski

Jack Zaleski retired in February after 30 years as opinion pages editor of The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. During that time he received top honors for editorial writing, column writing and for the newspaper’s editorial pages. Last year Jack was inducted into the N.D. Newspaper Association’s 50-Year Club, recognizing his 50 years as a newspaper journalist.
He is currently working on a special project for Forum Communications Co.

As a former member of the National Conference of Editorial Writers, Jack served two terms on the NCEW Foundation Board. He served on the N.D. attorney general’s Open Records-Open Meetings Task Force, and was a member of an ethics curriculum advisory group for Concordia College’s Offutt School of Business. Jack was educated in New Britain, Conn., schools and at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. He and his wife, Sandi, divide their time between Fargo and Vermont.

Robin Huebner – Moderator

Robin Huebner is a reporter at the Forum and 5pm news anchor at WDAY. She’s been part of the news industry in the F-M area for more than 30 years.