20 Jul 2018

The Today programme on BBC Radio 4 have announced their first student and apprentice journalism awards. Winners will have the opportunity of paid employment, as well as work experience opportunities. 

For more information regarding entry categories and terms and conditions can be found here.

The BBC press release can be seen here

21 Jun 2018

At our recent welcome reception, trustees Toby Castle and Paul Harrison spoke about the work of the John Schofield Trust and reminded mentees and mentors what good mentoring means. Mentor and Editor of 5News Cait FitzSimons and her mentee, Kirsty Hickey, producer and former apprentice at Sky News, highlighted the benefits of their mentoring relationship.

Video production by Emily Freya

18 Jun 2018

 We had a truly inspiring welcome reception for our new mentees and mentors on Thursday 6 June. It was fantastic to see so many former colleagues and friends as well as new faces. Our mentees this year come from across the UK, from the Shetland Islands to Cardiff, Darlington to Dunstable and Bristol to Newcastle. We also said farewell and thank you to our outgoing cohort.

Have a look at the photo gallery here. The Trust is ve...

19 May 2018

We’re busily planning our first online mentoring scheme for 16-18-year-olds with Brightside. The pilot scheme will start in September and will support Year 12 students who want to find out more about working in the news industry. We are looking for journalists who can be e-mentors for our first scheme. The scheme lasts for just 12 weeks and full training will be given.

To find out more information about being an e-mentor, please follow ...

3 Mar 2018

The John Schofield Trust welcomes the announcement to be made by Lord Hall of Birkenhead, BBC Director-General, this week to launch two new schemes to increase social mobility in BBC newsrooms. The John Schofield Trust has been working hard to increase social mobility in all broadcast newsrooms through its mentoring schemes. It recognised three years ago that those in the early stages of their journalism career were from privileged bac...

3 Mar 2018

The John Schofield Trust set up the RTS Young Journalist of the Year Award in 1996 in memory of John.

The award, now called the Young Talent of the Year Award, is for the best work during the year by an on or off-screen journalist under the age of 30. The Trust gives a bursary of £1,000 to the winner.

This year BBC journalist Nawal Al-Maghafi won the award for her reporting from Yemen. The judges said, “The winner showed exceptional brav...

1 Mar 2018

Would you like to be mentored by a senior professional in the broadcast news industry? Are you a journalism apprentice, perhaps a non-graduate in the early stages of your journalism career or a graduate now working in a broadcast newsroom then apply to our mentoring scheme. Full details on the 'how to apply' page. Good luck! 

26 Feb 2018

Jon Snow speaks on behalf of the Trust about our plans to improve social mobility in journalism

On 14 June 2017 a tower block in west London caught fire. The Grenfell Tower tragedy revealed the inequality which exists in our society where many people reliant on the state for housing and safety reported feeling marginalised and ignored.  The presenter of Channel 4 News, Jon Snow, described how those who survived were angry that we ‘"the...

23 Feb 2018

The Trust is looking for a new chair of trustees to provide leadership and direction for the board. The aim of the role is to enable the board to fulfil the responsibilities of the charity, particularly its overall governance and strategic direction. Working in partnership with our co-ordinator, you will help achieve the aims of the Trust, as well as ensure we comply with relevant legislation and regulations. 

There are no fewer than fo...

14 Jun 2017

A huge welcome to all our new mentees and mentors! We hope that your mentoring year will be successful and you will learn lots along the way. 

Our mentors this year come from across the broadcast news world and represent all the main broadcasters. From Sky we have Mike Kumar, Maddii Lown, Nick Phipps, Nick Martin, Robert Nisbet, Tom Cheshire, Chris Howard, Beckie Williams, Jason Farrell, Paul Kelso, Ronan Hughes and Ben Monroe-Davis. BB...

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