On the weekend at the Women in Media national conference on the Gold Coast, broadcasting legend Caroline Jones was awarded a Gold Honour Badge, the highest accolade from the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance.
Jones (pictured, second from left) was a trailblazer for women in the media, beginning on This Day Tonight on the then-male dominated ABC in the mid-1960s, through hosting Four Corners and Australian Story.
She joined the union’s fore-runner, the Australian Journalists Association, over 50 years ago and at 81
has been the inaugural national patron of Women in Media.
“I have always worked with the ABC on and off over all these years. What a privilege,” she told TV Tonight in 2015.
“My generation didn’t have as an ideal, the pursuit of variety and constant change which I think is prevalent today. It was more about finding a career and an opportunity if it opens up before you and do your best to stay there.”
Jones is yet to be inducted into the Logie Hall of Fame.