About Us

The Obsidian is the inaugural youth publication from the Future Journalists of America program. FJA is a two-year program overseen by EO Media Group’s nonprofit, The Fund for Oregon Rural Journalism. The program embeds high school students in newsrooms to learn media literacy and journalism skills, report community news for its regional youth publication and learn modern techniques to operate and sustain a publication. The Obsidian’s staff is composed of high school students from across Central Oregon who have put their skills into launching and maintaining a publication for youth, by youth.