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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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 — 4,713 followers, 5,764 tweets

Nov 20, 2017

ICYMI: Big news in SC education today with the dismissal of a landmark lawsuit -->  http://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/article185625508.html 

Nov 16, 2017

RT @AveryGWilks: Early story: After months of outrage over its aborted nuclear construction project, SCANA says it will lower custom…

Nov 16, 2017

RT @AveryGWilks: SCANA proposes rolling back what it is charging its customers for the nuclear project by cutting rates 3 percent, p…

Nov 15, 2017

Best for college? Scholarships? Teachers? How does your child’s SC school stack up?  http://www.thestate.com/news/local/education/article184836788.html 

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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