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Jonathon Stone

Staff Profile: Jonathon Stone

Jonathon Stone, winner of two national journalism competitions, one of which gained him a Fellowship at Oxford University and life membership of Queen Elizabeth House, St John’s College, continues a lifetime career in journalism.

Seven years a Federal Ministerial press secretary, he worked with former Coordinator Roger Zubrinich establishing TAFE’s Professional Writing Unit. Jonathon wrote all the Unit’s certificate and non-certificate journalism course books, revising them for re-prints over more than 15 years during evolution of the Unit’s Advanced Diploma.

He now mentors students doing negotiated journalism projects, marks WAFP2 assignments, ghost writes for senior corporate executives, and as a public relations consultant, recently presented the case that won a State environmental award for one of his clients.

A former sub-editor and feature writer at The Advertiser, a correspondent for TIME-LIFE’s Sydney Bureau for six years, Jonathon also worked for major news organisations in the UK and US -- including a stint in the White House press corps.

Following Commonwealth public relations assignments on Pope John Paul II’s and Prince Philip’s Australian staffs, Jonathon was the Department of Foreign Affairs’ Commonwealth Director of Information for SA and the NT when he resigned to work as a private consultant.