Reporter for @TheState in Columbia, SC, covering SC Politics, the @SCGOP, @HenryMcMaster & K-12 education. Email story ideas: jself[at]thestate[dot]com

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Biography

I cover the governor, the S.C. Republican Party, K-12 public schools, child welfare and, lately, healthcare. I like using data.

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@jamiemself — 4,385 followers, 5,487 tweets

Jun 26, 2017

RT @BuzzAtTheState: Reinstated travel ban leaves SC family in limbo; ‘What’s the end to this drama?’  http://scne.ws/PQH7vy  #thestate

Jun 25, 2017

RT @AveryGWilks: .@thestate's Sunday front page, featuring why 7,500 state workers might quit next year and a small town reeling fro…

Jun 25, 2017

“I’m with you. I’m just as lost as you are." SC town fights for its life after disaster, by @AveryGWilks #thestate  http://www.thestate.com/news/state/article158036939.html 

Jun 25, 2017

Already dealing with teacher shortages, SC's schools now must brace for this 👇  https://twitter.com/cassielcope/status/878594088957825026 

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Why did you become a journalist?

I wanted to write about things having an immediate impact on regular people.

McClatchy President's Award

2014 - Digital honors for "The Buzz" blog and newsletter

S.C. Press Association

2014 - 1st Place -- Government Reporting