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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

Former MP Edna Anderson, who had 'an iron will,' dies at 96

Former MP Edna Anderson, who had 'an iron will,' dies at 96

Anderson served as MP of Simcoe Centre from 1988 to 1993, and also co-founded the May Court Club in Barrie in 1970s
MF Live Inc., company behind Roxodus, files for bankruptcy

MF Live Inc., company behind Roxodus, files for bankruptcy

MF Live’s assets are $154K in cash, but debts surpass $18 million, which is owed to nearly 200 creditors
MF Live Inc., company behind Roxodus, files for bankruptcy

MF Live Inc., company behind Roxodus, files for bankruptcy

MF Live’s assets are $154K in cash, but debts surpass $18 million, which is owed to nearly 200 creditors
MF Live Inc., company behind Roxodus, files for bankruptcy

MF Live Inc., company behind Roxodus, files for bankruptcy

MF Live’s assets are $154K in cash, but debts surpass $18 million, which is owed to nearly 200 creditors
Company behind failed Roxodus festival files for bankruptcy

Company behind failed Roxodus festival files for bankruptcy

MF Live’s assets are $154K in cash, but debts surpass $18 million, which is owed to nearly 200 creditors
Former MP Edna Anderson, who had 'an iron will,' dies at 96

Former MP Edna Anderson, who had 'an iron will,' dies at 96

Anderson served as MP of Simcoe Centre from 1988 to 1993, and also co-founded the May Court Club in Barrie in 1970s
Former MP Edna Anderson, who had 'an iron will,' dies at 96

Former MP Edna Anderson, who had 'an iron will,' dies at 96

Anderson served as MP of Simcoe Centre from 1988 to 1993, and also co-founded the May Court Club in Barrie in 1970s
Simcoe kicks off #PedalWeek to highlight cycling culture, tourism

Simcoe kicks off #PedalWeek to highlight cycling culture, tourism

Events happening all week promote cycling and new funding for local trails
County gearing up for #PedalWeek, aiming to highlight cycling strides

County gearing up for #PedalWeek, aiming to highlight cycling strides

Events happening all week promote cycling tourism and new funding for local trails
North-end off-leash dog park closing this month for construction

North-end off-leash dog park closing this month for construction

Closure necessary for construction related to Kidd’s Creek project; City of Barrie website attributes popularity of the site to damaging of soil and vegetation, requiring a regeneration period