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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

Committee paves way to open Dunlop Street for summer strolls

Committee paves way to open Dunlop Street for summer strolls

Temporary pilot project to open main downtown street for pedestrians and cyclists only could help pull businesses out of COVID slump, staff say
Questions about kindergarten? Catholic board has answers

Questions about kindergarten? Catholic board has answers

Local school board hosting first-ever virtual kindergarten orientation session on Thursday, May 28
Questions about kindergarten? Catholic board has answers

Questions about kindergarten? Catholic board has answers

Local school board hosting first-ever virtual kindergarten orientation session on Thursday, May 28
UPDATED: Barrie business owner devastated by damage from flooding

UPDATED: Barrie business owner devastated by damage from flooding

Bayfield Mall became flooded after Sunday night's intense storm; ‘Right now, I’m at the lowest. There’s nowhere further down to go’
Questions about kindergarten? Catholic board has answers

Questions about kindergarten? Catholic board has answers

Local school board hosting first-ever virtual kindergarten orientation session on Thursday, May 28
Questions about kindergarten? Catholic board has answers

Questions about kindergarten? Catholic board has answers

Local school board hosting first-ever virtual kindergarten orientation session on Thursday, May 28
Questions about kindergarten? Catholic board has answers

Questions about kindergarten? Catholic board has answers

Local school board hosting first-ever virtual kindergarten orientation session on Thursday, May 28
Questions about kindergarten? Catholic board has answers

Questions about kindergarten? Catholic board has answers

Local school board hosting first-ever virtual kindergarten orientation session on Thursday, May 28
With schools not reopening, when can you get your kids’ stuff?

With schools not reopening, when can you get your kids’ stuff?

Both public and Catholic boards are making plans with the health unit for students to collect their belongings over the next few weeks
With schools not reopening, when can you get your kids’ stuff?

With schools not reopening, when can you get your kids’ stuff?

Both public and Catholic boards are making plans with the health unit for students to collect their belongings over the next few weeks