Gwen Florio, Missoulian City Editor, formerly of the Associated Press and Philadelphia Inquirer

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.