Age, Biography and Wiki

Margaret Jones (journalist) was born on 8 October, 1923 in Rockhampton, Queensland, is a journalist. Discover Margaret Jones (journalist)’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 83 years old?

Popular As N/A
Occupation N/A
Age 83 years old
Zodiac Sign Libra
Born 8 October 1923
Birthday 8 October
Birthplace Rockhampton, Queensland
Date of death (2006-07-30) Bondi, New South Wales
Died Place N/A
Nationality Australia

We recommend you to check the complete list of Famous People born on 8 October.
She is a member of famous journalist with the age 83 years old group.

Margaret Jones (journalist) Height, Weight & Measurements

At 83 years old, Margaret Jones (journalist) height not available right now. We will update Margaret Jones (journalist)’s Height, weight, Body Measurements, Eye Color, Hair Color, Shoe & Dress size soon as possible.

Physical Status
Height Not Available
Weight Not Available
Body Measurements Not Available
Eye Color Not Available
Hair Color Not Available

Dating & Relationship status

She is currently single. She is not dating anyone. We don’t have much information about She’s past relationship and any previous engaged. According to our Database, She has no children.

Parents Not Available
Husband Not Available
Sibling Not Available
Children Not Available

Margaret Jones (journalist) Net Worth

Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is Margaret Jones (journalist) worth at the age of 83 years old? Margaret Jones (journalist)’s income source is mostly from being a successful journalist. She is from Australia. We have estimated
Margaret Jones (journalist)’s net worth
, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2023 $1 Million – $5 Million
Salary in 2023 Under Review
Net Worth in 2022 Pending
Salary in 2022 Under Review
House Not Available
Cars Not Available
Source of Income journalist

Margaret Jones (journalist) Social Network




Jones retired in 1987 and served on the Australian Press Council from 1988 to 1998. In 1991 she was appointed to the Independent Complaints Review Panel set up by John Howard to hear complaints about the ABC.


In 1980, the early days of Margaret Thatcher’s time as Prime Minister, she returned to London as European Correspondent. She later published an account of that time, Thatcher’s Kingdom. On revisiting China in 1986, she noted the opening up of the country to tourists, and the greater ability to meet ordinary Chinese people.


She returned to Australia to take up an appointment as Literary Editor, but regretted not being in China to witness the death of Mao Zedong, the rise and fall of the Gang of Four and the end of the Cultural Revolution. In 1976, she was invited by the Sydney Journalists’ Club and the New South Wales branch of the Australian Journalists’ Association to give the Paton-Wilkie-Deamer Newspaper Address, the first woman journalist to be so honoured.


With the Whitlam Government’s normalisation of relations with China, the foreign editor, Stephen Claypole, had Jones open a bureau for John Fairfax Ltd. in Peking (now Beijing) in 1973, despite her having no knowledge of Mandarin. Journalists then were prohibited from talking to ordinary Chinese people and had to rely on the official news agency and the Communist Party controlled newspapers Renmin Ribao and Kwangming Ribao. She was the first Herald journalist to be stationed there since World War II. She travelled extensively, to North Korea and from Yunan (now Yunnan Province) to Manchuria and Inner Mongolia. For six months, Western journalists suffered official restrictions in reaction to the release of Chung Kuo, Cina, Michelangelo Antonioni’s documentary on China.


She was posted to London in 1969, reporting on subjects as varied as the IRA and The Beatles. Returning to Australia in 1972 to become Literary Editor, she fought, successfully, to allow women full membership of the Sydney Journalists’ Club.


She was posted to New York City in 1965 as foreign correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald, the more serious broadsheet sister of the tabloid Sun-Herald, to share offices with the rock music journalist Lillian Roxon. Their relationship, noted Robert Milliken in his autobiography, was “like two sopranos sharing the same stage”. Perhaps to keep the two apart, the editor John Pringle posted her in 1966 to Washington; she was the first Herald correspondent there. She experienced overt professional sex discrimination from the National Press Club, which did not admit woman members, effectively barring her from important presentations. Nevertheless, she made the most of her opportunities, reporting on President Lyndon B. Johnson and the escalation of the Vietnam War and the 1967 Glassboro Summit Conference between Johnson and Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin.


She resigned in 1956 to work in England and Paris, then rejoined the Sun-Herald in 1961.


She joined the Sydney Sun-Herald in 1954. Famously, her job application read in part “As you may see by my signature, I am a woman and I know that, even yet, a certain amount of prejudice still exists against women in journalism”. Her first assignments were book and theatre reviews and a column “Dog of the Week”.


She worked for the Australian Broadcasting Commission as a stringer, and was a regional correspondent on the Mackay Mercury from 1948–53. She then moved to Sydney to work for the Daily Mirror.


Margaret Mary Jones (8 October 1923 – 30 July 2006) was an Australian journalist, noted for being one of the first accredited to China after the Cultural Revolution, and first female Foreign Editor on any Australian newspaper. Described as a “trailblazer for women journalists”, she wrote for John Fairfax Limited for a total of thirty-three years.