FARGO, N.D. – The Forum News Service has added a veteran copy editor to its ranks to bolster the unit’s ability to produce, edit and distribute news, company officials have announced.
Mike Florio joined the staff earlier this month and has been tasked with evening and night editing duties for the new service. Florio worked last in Kentucky where he was a copy editor at the Daily News in Bowling Green for four years. Prior to that, Florio spent 10 years at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as a copy editor, a position that focused on news but also involved some work in sports.
“We’re pleased to have hired someone with Mike’s copy editing experience,” said Forum News Service Director Mary Jo Hotzler. “Mike’s position will add to our talent level and help us to produce even more high-quality news that we can provide to our internal and external clients.”
Forum Communications Co. launched the news service in January 2012 to distribute content to news organizations in the Upper Midwest. Hotzler was named director of the service in February 2013.
“Forum Communications is committed to the growth of our news service and that takes talented people like Mike,” Hotzler said. “We will continue to invest in the people and resources necessary to be a complete regional wire service.”
The Forum News Service is owned by Forum Communications Co. Forum Communications is a multimedia information company based in Fargo, and owns dozens of newspapers, websites and television and radio stations in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.