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McFeely Mess podcast: A conversation with Forum Communications CEO Bill Marcil Jr.

Len R. Small, middle, owner of the Rochester Post Bulletin, stands with Bill Marcil Jr., left, and Bill Marcil Sr. in the Post Bulletin newsroom after the announcement Thursday, May 16, 2019, of the sale of the Rochester paper to Forum Communications. Ken Klotzbach / Forum News Service

It takes a few minutes to get there, but Forum Communications Co. CEO and Forum newspaper publisher Bill Marcil Jr. and podcast host Mike McFeely talk about FCC's purchase of the Rochester Post-Bulletin newspaper and what the future of newspapers looks like.

First, there is talk about fishing and life. But about 6 minutes in, the conversation turns to Rochester, Minn., and what newspapers might (or might not) look like in the future.


Is there a future for printed newspapers? Is there hope for digital-only products? What other markets might Forum Communications be assessing?

Listen to the podcast below: