Red Torch

About us

A digital media startup created in 2018 by a former newspaper reporter, Red Torch is dedicated to bringing journalistic principles and experience to digital storytelling.

Red Torch produces both independent work and is available for freelance commissions.


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Founder & Producer

jen jackson…

is a journalist from Bend, Oregon. Before moving back to Oregon, and partnering with a local nonprofit to produce a feature-length documentary film, she was a newspaper reporter in Northern New York, covering healthcare and nonprofits. She started Red Torch in 2018. Jen graduated from the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communications in 2016. During her time there, she wrote and photographed for multiple award-winning student magazines and worked out of both Cordova, Alaska and Cape Town, South Africa. Her background is in writing and multimedia, and she is especially passionate about international, health and environmental issues.

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Brian Molongoski…

is a journalist from Ballston Spa, New York. He worked as a political reporter and videographer at the Watertown Daily Times in northern New York for three years before moving to Oregon to begin his filmmaking career. He received his bachelor's degree in multimedia journalism from Plattsburgh State University in 2015. During his time there, he wrote stories for several daily newspapers and magazines throughout upstate New York.