Jayme Fraser melds people-focused narratives, investigative reporting and interactive graphics to evaluate social and political issues. She rarely travels without her camera, documenting adventures throughout the northwest.KESS InHouse Kess Original Dead Man's Party Zombie Hand Dog Bed, 30 x 40 .
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In December 2017, Jayme was selected for the inaugural ProPublica Local Reporting Network and will spend 2018 working on an investigative project for the Malheur Enterprise in eastern Oregon. The first story tracked Charles Longjaw’s trail of crime over three decades, including while under state supervision, and examined KESS InHouse Jennifer Rizzo Trio of Fall Pumpkins Green orange Painting Dog Bed, 50 x 40 despite warnings he was dangerous.
Before that, she was a state government, special projects and education reporter for Lee Newspapers of Montana.
In the fall of 2017, she co-taught an investigations class at the University of Montana School of Journalism with Professor Joe Eaton. It was a first-time collaboration with a professional partner, the Missoulian. They mentored undergraduate and graduate students as they analyzed why Montana has one of the highest rates of drug-exposed births and how the state failed by several measures to help pregnant women who used drugs.
In 2015, she was named an KESS InHouse Jessica Wilde Watercolour Poppy Multicolor Abstract Pet Bowl Placemat, 24 x 15 as part of a Houston Chronicle team that investigated the jail suicide of Sandra Bland after a questionable traffic stop. The reporting forced state regulators to change how jails screen inmates, leading to a drastic reduction in deaths. Other projects as a writer and videographer won Jayme top recognition in the Society of Professional Journalists Region 10 Mark of Excellence Awards for three consecutive years. KESS InHouse JF1020ADM02 Jeff Ferst Flower Power Abstract Multicolor Dog Place Mat, 24 x 15 that was named a national runner-up examined the questionable science and poor defense in a local “shaken baby” conviction. Her reporting caught the attention of the Montana Innocence Project, which successfully petitioned for exoneration. Wilkes was freed in the summer of 2018, although prosecutors say they might seek a new trial.
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When she’s not tapping a keyboard or brandishing a recorder, Jayme roots for the Portland Timbers with the Kess InHouse Josh Serafin Sano Yellow Surf Dog Bed, a regional supporters group that directs its passion for the beautiful game into a reason to do good in the community. She also loves playing cribbage with her husband, cuddling with her dorky green cheek conures, watching movies, KESS InHouse JR1028ADM02 Jennifer Rizzo Vintage Sketched Holly Green White Pattern Dog Place Mat, 24 x 15 , and baking pies.
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