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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

Caught in WE scandal's crossfire, students want funding released

Caught in WE scandal's crossfire, students want funding released

‘The focus is always elsewhere,’ says #DontForgetStudents co-founder
Caught in the crossfire of the WE scandal, students want funding released

Caught in the crossfire of the WE scandal, students want funding released

‘The focus is always elsewhere,’ says #DontForgetStudents co-founder
Caught in WE scandal's crossfire, students want funding released

Caught in WE scandal's crossfire, students want funding released

‘The focus is always elsewhere,’ says #DontForgetStudents co-founder
Caught in WE scandal's crossfire, students want funding released

Caught in WE scandal's crossfire, students want funding released

‘The focus is always elsewhere,’ says #DontForgetStudents co-founder
Caught in WE scandal's crossfire, students want funding released

Caught in WE scandal's crossfire, students want funding released

‘The focus is always elsewhere,’ says #DontForgetStudents co-founder
Caught in WE scandal's crossfire, students want funding released

Caught in WE scandal's crossfire, students want funding released

‘The focus is always elsewhere,’ says #DontForgetStudents co-founder
Area schools getting upgrades, renovations this summer

Area schools getting upgrades, renovations this summer

Public board spending about $18M, Catholic board spending about $5M on repairs to schools county-wide this summer
Area residents look to fast-track high-speed internet to region

Area residents look to fast-track high-speed internet to region

‘We have interest in the community for us to start our own internet (company),’ says organizer
OSMH exec rallies community to help fast-track high-speed internet

OSMH exec rallies community to help fast-track high-speed internet

'We’re willing to partner with any company ... and if we’re passed over this time, we’re going to explore options to do it ourselves,' says Jeff Kerk
Area residents look to fast-track high-speed internet to region

Area residents look to fast-track high-speed internet to region

‘We have interest in the community for us to start our own internet (company),’ says organizer