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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

Brokenshire’s testimony torn apart during defence’s closing arguments

Brokenshire’s testimony torn apart during defence’s closing arguments

Martin Forget and Brian Quesnel are facing first-degree murder charges in the 2017 shooting death of Orillia's Joseph Simonds
Brokenshire’s testimony torn apart during defence’s closing arguments

Brokenshire’s testimony torn apart during defence’s closing arguments

Martin Forget and Brian Quesnel are facing first-degree murder charges in the 2017 shooting death of Orillia's Joseph Simonds
Barrie rakes in cash from tourist tax in 2019

Barrie rakes in cash from tourist tax in 2019

City official estimates tax has translated to about $583,000 in revenue for the city in 2019, which has gone toward tourism-related projects
Jury hears Crown's version of events in Orillia shooting case

Jury hears Crown's version of events in Orillia shooting case

‘Quesnel shot Joe Simonds in the chest with the guidance, approval and assistance of Martin Forget,’ Crown tells jury
Jury hears Crown's version of events in shooting that rocked Orillia

Jury hears Crown's version of events in shooting that rocked Orillia

‘Mr. Quesnel shot Joe Simonds in the chest with the guidance, approval and assistance of Martin Forget,’ Crown tells jury
Collingwood's Catholic high school considers name change in light of sex-assault controversy

Collingwood's Catholic high school considers name change in light of sex-assault controversy

Students at the Collingwood high school named after Jean Vanier will be permitted to dress down for the week instead of wearing a uniform while the board determines next steps
Collingwood school considers name change in light of sex-assault furor

Collingwood school considers name change in light of sex-assault furor

Students at the Collingwood high school named after Jean Vanier will be permitted to dress down for the week instead of wearing a uniform while the board determines next steps
Collingwood school considers name change in light of sex-assault furor

Collingwood school considers name change in light of sex-assault furor

Students at school named after Jean Vanier will be permitted to dress down for the week instead of wearing a uniform while the board determines next steps
Collingwood school considers name change in light of sex-assault furor

Collingwood school considers name change in light of sex-assault furor

Students at high school named after Jean Vanier will be permitted to dress down for the week instead of wearing a uniform while the board determines next steps
Collingwood's Catholic high school considers name change in light of sex-assault controversy

Collingwood's Catholic high school considers name change in light of sex-assault controversy

Students at the Collingwood high school named after Jean Vanier will be permitted to dress down for the week instead of wearing a uniform while the board determines next steps