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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

Khanjin sheds light on regional review and cash influx

Khanjin sheds light on regional review and cash influx

Barrie-Innisfil MPP says she understands ‘apprehension’ from municipalities; ‘We trust them,’ she says
Khanjin sheds light on regional review and cash influx

Khanjin sheds light on regional review and cash influx

Barrie-Innisfil MPP says she understands ‘apprehension’ from municipalities; ‘We trust them,’ she says
Former Orillia cop sentenced to six years for sex crimes

Former Orillia cop sentenced to six years for sex crimes

'You should have been charged with murder because you killed a part of me,' victim says
Former Orillia cop sentenced to six years for sex crimes

Former Orillia cop sentenced to six years for sex crimes

'You should have been charged with murder because you killed a part of me,' victim says
Former Orillia cop sentenced to six years for sex crimes

Former Orillia cop sentenced to six years for sex crimes

'You should have been charged with murder because you killed a part of me,' victim says
Newcomers looking for English help find fun, friendships and family

Newcomers looking for English help find fun, friendships and family

Barrie English Conversation Circle program connects local immigrants to learn conversational English, share information and forge personal connections
Barrie MPs slam federal budget

Barrie MPs slam federal budget

‘Trudeau has shown he governs to protect himself and his friends’: Barrie-Innisfil MP John Brassard
Living Water's Phase 4 expansion fazes councillors

Living Water's Phase 4 expansion fazes councillors

Living Water Resort owner Larry Law spoke to the committee saying he was following their rules with his proposal for phase four of his hotel development.
Councillor opposes 'speculative' removing of trees

Councillor opposes 'speculative' removing of trees

Committee passes recommendation to approve tree-cutting at Sunbelt Rental development; will come before council March 25
Brewpub plans unveiled for former Dey's Auto

Brewpub plans unveiled for former Dey's Auto

Black Bellows Brewing Company is anticipated to be open by end of summer 2019; owner says opening date is ‘moving target’