Telegram reporter wins National Newspaper Award

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Barb Sweet


The Telegram’s Barb Sweet captured a 2012 National Newspaper Award for her series on enduring the fallout of the sexual abuse tragedy at the former Mount Cashel Orphanage in St. John’s, in the Local Reporting category.

The announcement was made Friday at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

Sweet’s series examined the lifelong trauma suffered by victims of the Mount Cashel orphanage sexual abuse scandal.



Barb Sweet wasn't the only Telegram award winner this week.

The Canadian Bar Association — Newfoundland and Labrador Branch (CBA-NL) has announced the recipients of its 2013 awards.

The 2013 Excellence in Journalism Award is being awarded to two journalists this year for the first time and are Telegram columnist and associate managing editor Pam Frampton, and CBC-TV reporter Glenn Payette — who happen to be married.

Frampton was chosen for a two-part series of columns about cameras in the courtroom, “Judgment call,” published March 24, 2012 and “The ball’s in your court,” March 31, 2012.

Payette won for a series of segments on the acquittal of Raymond Newman on murder charges,

which aired in November and December 2012.

According to a news release from CBA-NL, “The Excellence in Journalism Award recognizes outstanding journalism that fosters public awareness and understanding of the Canadian Justice system, including the roles played by institutions and participants in the legal system. The criteria for judging entries are accuracy, originality, effectiveness in explaining the issues, informational value and insight.”

The Canadian Bar Association will also be presenting the 2013 Distinguished Public Service Award. This year, the award will go to Thomas Williams of the firm O’Dea Earle.

Williams is being recognized for his public service and volunteer activities throughout his career.

The Distinguished Public Service Award recognizes a lawyer’s contribution to community service states the release.

The awards presentation will take place at the CBA-NL Awards Dinner on May 10 at Bally Haly Golf and Country Club in St. John’s.

Organizations: Canadian Bar Association, CBA-NL, National Newspaper Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.Sweet Newfoundland and Labrador Branch Distinguished Public Service CBC Canadian Justice Bally Haly Golf and Country Club

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Recent comments

  • Eli
    May 05, 2013 - 14:11

    Congratulations for sure.

  • lyly
    May 04, 2013 - 21:48

    Good job Barb !!

  • Barb Sweet
    May 04, 2013 - 13:33

    Although it is a professional achievement, what is most important here is acknowledging what the victims and their families went through and the enduring consequences of the abuse, for every child victim everywhere and to be vigilant always. As I saiid at tthe NNAs, I dream of a world where every child is safe and cared for.