Jayme Fraser is a team player who brings ideas, energy and enthusiasm to every reporting challenge. She’s become a newsroom leader by incorporating various multimedia and web tools to enrich her reports. And she truly loves government and policy stories.     Lise Olsen, Houston Chronicle Deputy Investigations Editor

Her first week – it might even have been her first day – she jumped in on a huge breaking story about a gunman who killed five people, four of them at a coffee shop. Jayme tracked down a good Samaritan and wrote an account that was sensitive, detailed and heart-rending, without becoming maudlin. In her time in Seattle, Jayme showed she has the wits and chops for breaking news, along with the drive to do enterprise work.     Ken Armstrong, reporter for ProPublica, The Marshall Project and The Seattle Times

Whether it’s an investigative idea, a compelling source-rich story, a data visualization, or a project holding government accountable, Jayme simply produces excellence. She is an editor’s dream and a constant advocate for readers. She’s also a great teammate with unflagging enthusiasm for this crazy profession.     David McCumber, Lee Montana State Bureau Editor, former Hearst DC Bureau Chief and Seattle PI Editor

Jayme is a serious, dedicated, dogged reporter who has a big future in the business. She has an eye for the stories that draw readers in and has a solid writing style with the right amount of creative flair. Plus, she’s fun to work with.     Harry Esteve, former politics reporter for The Oregonian

Jayme Fraser came to the Missoulian internship program as a sophomore, something so unusual that the newspaper debated whether to accept her. In short order, she proved the wisdom of the decision, and within weeks ably handled the sort of stories usually reserved for staffers. She exceled both in breaking stories, with clean, fast copy, and in longer investigative pieces that required weeks of digging. One of her greatest strengths is using the Web as an integral part of storytelling, giving readers a level of interactive detail impossible in print.     Gwen Florio, Missoulian City Editor, formerly of the Associated Press and Philadelphia Inquirer

Jayme is a smart, tech-savvy reporter. She’s always a pleasure to work with, too. Here are two of her standout stories, which make good use of interactive elements and video:
Houston plugs budget holes with suburban sales tax” and “Sugar Land reinvents the refinery site that helped build city”     Leila Merrill, Houston Chronicle Digital Producer

Jayme Fraser is off-the-charts smart and a thoughtful, careful and engaging writer. She has a special gift for cutting quickly through layers of complexity to the crux of a problem. She’s honest, fair, sincere and compassionate, and she will outwork anybody. You will enjoy working with her, and so will her workmates.     Dennis Swibold, University of Montana School of Journalism Professor

Jayme is an articulate writer and thorough reporter. She has an innate sense of how policy works, which is a rare but valuable trait for any reporter.     Kimball Bennion, KUTV/KMYU Assignment Editor, formerly of The Salt Lake Tribune and Montana Kaimin

Jayme is truly a rockstar and inspiration. As the Editor-in-Chief at the Montana Kaimin, she was our fearless leader, always there to train, put out fires and fine-tune the editorial process — even if it meant sleeping at the office to do it. Her commitment, skills, knowledge and experience will benefit any employer.     Missy Lacock, book editor, formerly of the Montana Kaimin

Jayme Fraser quickly established herself at The Seattle Times as a hard-worker and a talent. Her hustle and her writing skills, in particular, set her apart. She is thoughtful and easy to work with, and her good reporting instincts would make her valuable in any newsroom.     Emily Hefter, formerly of The Seattle Times

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