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Briggs, Brooks promoted at Forum

FARGO, N.D. -- Tracy Briggs, a veteran broadcast journalist, has been named the digital content development director for Forum Communications Co., headquartered in Fargo.

Additionally, Devlyn Brooks has been named to the new position of digital content operations manager at the company.

Briggs has worked for Forum Communications for 22 years, at both WDAY radio and television. She has a background in journalism and communication.

In her new position, Briggs will reach out to the public, sharing the company's digital community publishing opportunity directly with individuals, schools and organizations.

Community content contributors will have the opportunity to submit everything from Boy Scout news to recipes.

This information will flow into more than 30 of Forum Communications' newspaper and broadcast websites, which reach more than 1 million readers each month.

Briggs brings to the position years of journalism experience and many resources, including a vast network of contacts with many individuals and organizations.

Briggs has a master's degree in communication from North Dakota State University and college teaching experience at Minnesota State University-Moorhead and Concordia College.

She initiated the first-ever, media-sponsored Honor Flight in the nation in the fall of 2006. She received the Sertoma Club's service to mankind award and The Forum's person of the year honor for the work she did on this project.

Brooks has been employed twice with Forum Communications, most recently in various editing and administrative capacities at Forum Communications Co. in Fargo. Previously, he's worked as an editor and reporter for 16 years at newspapers around Minnesota, including Northfield, Faribault, International Falls and Bemidji, among others. He's also taught journalism at the college and high school levels.

As digital content operations manager, Brooks will work in Forum Communications Co.'s Interactive Media Group and will help deploy the company's digital content strategy.