Jamie Self joined inewsource as deputy managing editor in June 2021. Previously she was the senior editor of politics and state government for The State newspaper, a McClatchy news organization in her home state of South Carolina. Before becoming an editor, she was an investigative reporter on The State’s high-impact projects team and covered S.C. politics and government for more than five years. Before starting a career in journalism, she traveled the United States and parts of Canada and Mexico meeting people and writing. Before that, she taught freshman writing and research classes at Boston University. She has a master’s degree in American Literature from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston Honors College, where she studied English and music composition. She will relocate to San Diego this summer with her husband, two children, dog and a cactus she picked up near the Salton Sea many years ago and has managed to keep alive.