Profile of Pam Frampton

Pam Frampton is a columnist and the associate managing editor of The Telegram. She has a BA (Honours) in English Literature from Memorial University of Newfoundland and has worked as a journalist for more than 20 years. Originally from Trinity Bay, she lives in St. John’s. She is also chair of The Telegram’s literary prize committee, which oversees The Cuffer Prize.

All articles of Pam Frampton

  • Gobbledygook, blather and other claptrap

    "Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say 'infinitely' when you mean 'very'; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk ...

  • Eating by the numbers

    A funny thing happened in the world of fast food the other day. Bucking the trend toward healthier options, Kentucky Fried Chicken in the United ...

  • And you are ...?

    The argument against allowing comments to be posted anonymously to media websites just got ramped up a notch. Firefighters in Halifax are waging ...

  • A tale of two cities

    There's a city called Chula Vista in California, home to 230,000 people and smack dab in the middle between San Diego and Mexico, with just seven ...

  • Ways and means

    Danny Williams' government delivered what I affectionately dubbed "The Fudge-It Budget" this week - a Tory blueprint (pardon the pun) that ...

  • The names change, the blame's the same

    "Blame is just a lazy person's way of making sense of chaos." - Doug Coupland,Canadian novelist If the premier and the health minister truly ...

  • The final frontier

    "Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live." - Norman Cousins (1912-1990), American editor, ...

  • Behaving badly

    "Be nice to people on your way up, because you'll meet them on your way down." - Wilson Mizner (1876-1933), American playwright A woman flipped ...

  • We need more animal cruelty cops

    Anyone who's ever reported finding a stray dog or an injured bird in St. John's knows how efficient and compassionate the city's Humane Services ...

  • And justice for some

    "Naming offenders removes the shroud of secrecy under which they lurk, and increases their future accountability. It acts as a deterrent to ...