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Jessica Owen

Jessica Owen

Jessica Owen brings nine years of experience to her role as regional reporter for Village Media, primarily covering county matters, court, Collingwood and Barrie matters.
With a degree in film studies from Brock University, a post-graduate diploma in Advanced Television and Film Production from Sheridan College and a Journalism-Print diploma from Niagara College, Owen brings a multimedia approach to the table.
She has made newsroom stops at the Voice of Pelham, the Niagara Falls Review and the Brockville Recorder & Times fulfilling multiple roles including reporter, editor, photographer and designer, settling in Simcoe County as multimedia editor of the Barrie Examiner in August 2014.
She quickly moved up to assistant regional editor two years later to oversee the five community newspapers Postmedia owned in the region, including the Orillia Packet & Times, The Enterprise-Bulletin, the Innisfil Examiner and the Bradford Times until their closure in November of 2017.
Owen started freelancing for Village Media in February 2018, coming on full time in May of the same year.

Recent Work by Jessica

Orillia hotel welcomed homeless men; it was ‘a blessing in disguise'

Orillia hotel welcomed homeless men; it was ‘a blessing in disguise'

'We gained (an understanding) of what people actually go through,' says Stonegate Inn manager of experience over the past several months
Quiet, yet lively Collingwood inspires local poet

Quiet, yet lively Collingwood inspires local poet

People of Collingwood: Claudia Ferraro, Collingwood’s new Poet Laureate
Staff 'extremely frustrated and stressed,’ says Simcoe Manor union official

Staff 'extremely frustrated and stressed,’ says Simcoe Manor union official

'It’s a big outbreak and it is concerning,' says union official; County thankful to staff for 'their herculean efforts during this serious outbreak'
Staff 'extremely frustrated and stressed,’ says Simcoe Manor union official

Staff 'extremely frustrated and stressed,’ says Simcoe Manor union official

'It’s a big outbreak and it is concerning,' says union official; County thankful to staff for 'their herculean efforts during this serious outbreak'
Staff 'extremely frustrated and stressed,’ says Simcoe Manor union official

Staff 'extremely frustrated and stressed,’ says Simcoe Manor union official

'It’s a big outbreak and it is concerning,' says union official; County thankful to staff for 'their herculean efforts during this serious outbreak'
Staff 'extremely frustrated and stressed,’ says Simcoe Manor union official

Staff 'extremely frustrated and stressed,’ says Simcoe Manor union official

'It’s a big outbreak and it is concerning,' says union official; County thankful to staff for 'their herculean efforts during this serious outbreak'
Staff 'extremely frustrated and stressed,’ says Simcoe Manor union official

Staff 'extremely frustrated and stressed,’ says Simcoe Manor union official

'It’s a big outbreak and it is concerning,' says union official; County thankful to staff for 'their herculean efforts during this serious outbreak'
Staff 'extremely frustrated and stressed,’ says Simcoe Manor union official

Staff 'extremely frustrated and stressed,’ says Simcoe Manor union official

'It’s a big outbreak and it is concerning,' says union official; County thankful to staff for 'their herculean efforts during this serious outbreak'
Third COVID case reported at Tecumseth Beeton ES

Third COVID case reported at Tecumseth Beeton ES

No classrooms have been closed as a result of the new case
Third COVID case reported at Tecumseth Beeton ES

Third COVID case reported at Tecumseth Beeton ES

No classrooms have been closed as a result of the new case