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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

Newly-opened boutique hotel built into 1912 home

Newly-opened boutique hotel built into 1912 home

New hotel in Collingwood is a renovated heritage district property divided into eight suites
Artistic tech idea ends up pitch perfect

Artistic tech idea ends up pitch perfect

People of Collingwood: Laura Page-Hamelin, recent winner of the Exc!te Business Pitch Competition for her app, Artopus
Local family featured in new Nintendo commercial, campaign

Local family featured in new Nintendo commercial, campaign

Collingwood family one of five chosen nationally to be featured in summer commercial to be shown at Cineplex Theatres, social media
Family that plays together, stays together in new Nintendo commercial

Family that plays together, stays together in new Nintendo commercial

Collingwood family one of five chosen nationally to be featured in summer commercial for Nintendo Switch
Family that plays together, stays together in new Nintendo commercial

Family that plays together, stays together in new Nintendo commercial

Collingwood family one of five chosen nationally to be featured in summer commercial for Nintendo Switch
Family that plays together, stays together in new Nintendo commercial

Family that plays together, stays together in new Nintendo commercial

Collingwood family one of five chosen nationally to be featured in summer commercial for Nintendo Switch
Former educational assistant pleads guilty to assault, receives probation

Former educational assistant pleads guilty to assault, receives probation

Corey Stibbard's lawyer says his client no longer works with people who have special needs
Former EA pleads guilty to assault; sentenced to two years probation

Former EA pleads guilty to assault; sentenced to two years probation

Corey Stibbard, who was charged and found guilty of assaulting a 20-year-old special needs student in his care back in 2017, pled guilty on July 8 to another similar incident with a special needs man
Former educational assistant pleads guilty to assault, receives probation

Former educational assistant pleads guilty to assault, receives probation

Corey Stibbard's lawyer says his client no longer works with people who have special needs
Former educational assistant pleads guilty to assault, receives probation

Former educational assistant pleads guilty to assault, receives probation

Corey Stibbard's lawyer says his client no longer works with people who have special needs