Pam Frampton is a freelance columnist whose work regularly appears in The St. John’s Telegram, The Charlottetown Guardian and The Cape Breton Post.
She has been a journalist and editor for more than three decades.
Frampton is a former outside opinions editor with SaltWire Network and former managing editor of The Telegram. Before that she worked as The Telegram’s associate managing editor, Sunday editor and story editor.
She is a former editor of the Memorial University of Newfoundland Gazette, and has written commentaries for CBC Radio. Her work has also been published in The Hill Times in Ottawa, where she cut her journalistic teeth before joining The Telegram as a reporter in the early days.
A proud alumna of Memorial University of Newfoundland, she has a bachelor of arts (honours) degree in English literature.
Frampton’s writing on justice issues won her two Awards of Excellence in Journalism from the Newfoundland and Labrador chapter of the Canadian Bar Association, in 2011 and 2013.
She is the editor of seven editions of “The Cuffer Anthology,” and for eight years she oversaw the Cuffer Prize short-story competition, which was sponsored by The Telegram and Creative Book Publishing.
Frampton has also edited several book manuscripts and has acted as a juror for provincial book prizes.
She holds Levels 1 and 2 certification from the International Sommelier Guild, which means she knows that wine pairs particularly well with a book launch.
She grew up in Chapel Arm, Trinity Bay, but now lives in St. John’s.