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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

Some vaping concerns just blowing smoke, says advocate

Some vaping concerns just blowing smoke, says advocate

‘The whole purpose here is harm reduction,’ says owner of Barrie Vape Co.; RVH has seen no increased incidences of vaping-related concerns
Believers and skeptics; this local medium has seen it all

Believers and skeptics; this local medium has seen it all

People of Collingwood: Beverly Frosch, the Blue Mountain Medium
Rama paramedic efforts bring 14-year-old girl back from death

Rama paramedic efforts bring 14-year-old girl back from death

‘It’s career-changing to find out that girl survived’: Paramedic
Some vaping concerns just blowing smoke, says advocate

Some vaping concerns just blowing smoke, says advocate

‘The whole purpose here is harm reduction,’ says owner of Barrie Vape Co.; RVH has seen no increased incidences of vaping-related concerns
Some vaping concerns just blowing smoke, says advocate

Some vaping concerns just blowing smoke, says advocate

‘The whole purpose here is harm reduction,’ says owner of Barrie Vape Co.; RVH has seen no increased incidences of vaping-related concerns
Some vaping concerns just blowing smoke, says advocate

Some vaping concerns just blowing smoke, says advocate

‘The whole purpose here is harm reduction,’ says owner of Barrie Vape Co.; RVH has seen no increased incidences of vaping-related concerns
Rama paramedic efforts bring 14-year-old girl back from death

Rama paramedic efforts bring 14-year-old girl back from death

‘It’s career-changing to find out that girl survived’: Paramedic
Rama paramedic efforts bring 14-year-old girl back from death

Rama paramedic efforts bring 14-year-old girl back from death

‘It’s career-changing to find out that girl survived’: Paramedic
Rama paramedic efforts bring 14-year-old girl back from death

Rama paramedic efforts bring 14-year-old girl back from death

‘It’s career-changing to find out that girl survived’: Paramedic
Registrations open for Friends for Life Walkathon

Registrations open for Friends for Life Walkathon

The annual fundraiser for Georgian Triangle Humane Society takes place at Blue Mountain Village on Sept. 22