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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

Local efforts will give kids around the world a memorable Christmas

Local efforts will give kids around the world a memorable Christmas

Operation Christmas Child’s Collingwood volunteers pitch in to help spread Christmas joy by filling shoeboxes to be distributed to impoverished areas
Christmas comes to Collingwood <b>(20 photos)</b>

Christmas comes to Collingwood (20 photos)

Santa Claus parade, lighting of the downtown Christmas tree and fireworks over the harbour kicked off the holiday season on Saturday night
Run, run Santa! <b>(9 photos)</b>

Run, run Santa! (9 photos)

Ho Ho Holiday 5K, organized by 365 Sports, saw more than 1,000 runners dressed in Santa suits running through Collingwood this morning
Youth recognized for 'good work' with philanthropy award

Youth recognized for 'good work' with philanthropy award

Cailan Punnewaert awarded at Collingwood library; Helping others 'gives me good feelings and a happy heart that carries me through hard times,' winner says
Youth recognized for 'good work' with philanthropy award

Youth recognized for 'good work' with philanthropy award

Port Carling youth, who pitched in during flood, says helping others 'gives me good feelings and a happy heart that carries me through hard times'
Culture, colours and a camera: the story of a Danish import to Canada

Culture, colours and a camera: the story of a Danish import to Canada

People of Collingwood: Hella Sandberg, costume maker, image consultant and local arts and culture champion
Preliminary design for Sunset playground gets green light

Preliminary design for Sunset playground gets green light

Plans for the Sunset Point Park Playspace include a harvest pavilion, an adult social space, a youth living room and a multi-games court
Short-term rentals causing big-time headaches for town staff

Short-term rentals causing big-time headaches for town staff

Council approved changes as the bylaw department is overwhelmed by complaints, especially surrounding illegal short-term accommodations
Youth recognized for 'good work' with philanthropy award

Youth recognized for 'good work' with philanthropy award

Port Carling youth, who pitched in during flood, says helping others 'gives me good feelings and a happy heart that carries me through hard times'
Youth recognized for 'good work' with philanthropy award

Youth recognized for 'good work' with philanthropy award

Cailan Punnewaert awarded at Collingwood library; Helping others 'gives me good feelings and a happy heart that carries me through hard times,' winner says