DICKINSON, N.D. - Forum Communications Co. has appointed Bob Carruth, a long-time media executive, to be the new publisher/advertising director of The Dickinson Press in Dickinson, effective immediately. He succeeds Harvey Brock who will be leaving the company in mid-April 2019.

After announcing the succession, Aaron Becher, vice president for newspaper operations for Forum Communications, said, “Bob's extensive experience in the publishing industry will allow him to make a positive impact at The Dickinson Press. He is committed to serving our employees and customers.”

Carruth was named publisher/advertising director of The Dickinson Press after serving as advertising director since May of 2014. Prior to joining Forum Communications, Bob was also the associate publisher/general manager of the East Oregonian in Pendleton, Oregon, and an agricultural newspaper in Salem, Oregon. He has also worked with multiple newspapers in Idaho, Washington, Iowa, South Dakota, California and Montana.

Carruth is looking forward to this new role. “Dickinson is a great community with an amazing history. I look forward to building on the Dickinson Press’ position as a trusted local news provider in a rapidly growing digital landscape," he said.

Harvey Brock who will be leaving after 11 years at the Dickinson Press is pleased Carruth will be the next publisher. “I have known Bob for almost 30 years and know he will do a wonderful job, he said. I want to wish Bob and the employees all the best as they start this new chapter in the rich history of the Dickinson Press.”