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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

Barrie Health Accord aims to ‘shift spending upstream’

Barrie Health Accord aims to ‘shift spending upstream’

New collaboration between five major agencies would tackle root causes of health and social issues in the city
Details scant as plans for school buses, new protocols unveiled

Details scant as plans for school buses, new protocols unveiled

Students exposed to the virus on the bus could come to school, remove their mask at lunch, and 'the spread will be hard to trace and quite extensive,' worries official
How will school buses operate in September when school starts?

How will school buses operate in September when school starts?

Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium transports 36,000 students each day for the public and Catholic boards; Teacher worried about cross-contamination
How will school buses operate in September when school starts?

How will school buses operate in September when school starts?

Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium transports 36,000 students each day for the public and Catholic boards; Teacher worried about cross-contamination
Plans for Simcoe County school buses, new protocols unveiled

Plans for Simcoe County school buses, new protocols unveiled

Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium transports 36,000 students each day for the public and Catholic boards; Teacher worried about cross-contamination
How will school buses operate in September when school starts?

How will school buses operate in September when school starts?

Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium transports 36,000 students each day for the public and Catholic boards; Teacher worried about cross-contamination
How will school buses operate in September when school starts?

How will school buses operate in September when school starts?

Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium transports 36,000 students each day for the public and Catholic boards; Teacher worried about cross-contamination
Quadmesters, cohorting and remote learning: Public board unveils back-to-school plans

Quadmesters, cohorting and remote learning: Public board unveils back-to-school plans

‘We really need families to choose, and then we can staff accordingly,’ says board superintendent; Region's top doc encourages parents to send kids to school
Quadmesters, cohorting and remote learning: Public board unveils back-to-school plans

Quadmesters, cohorting and remote learning: Public board unveils back-to-school plans

‘We really need families to choose, and then we can staff accordingly,’ says board superintendent; Region's top doc encourages parents to send kids to school
Quadmesters, cohorting and remote learning: Public board unveils back-to-school plans

Quadmesters, cohorting and remote learning: Public board unveils back-to-school plans

‘We really need families to choose, and then we can staff accordingly,’ says board superintendent; Region's top doc encourages parents to send kids to school