Updates from across the Fellowship. Job moves, promotions, book deals, new shows and career firsts. Get up to speed on what is going on in the sector.Read the full newsletter
Student Fellow Mahima Abedin visits the Channel 4 newsroom for the day and gets excited about a future career in journalismRead more
Voices from across journalism have praised our founder Susie Schofield for her amazing work in diversifying the media. We’ve summarised a few of those responses.Read more
The Trust is raising money for ‘Journalism Cares‘, a new mentoring programme for care experienced aspiring journalists. 2023 Fellow Sophia Alexandra Hall talks about how her time in the English foster care system led to her career in journalism, for Foster Care Fortnight.Read Sophia’s piece.
‘Journalism Cares’, will support the career ambitions of care experienced journalists from all sectors of the industry with a skills-focussed programme, including mentoring from experienced journalists. The Trust is looking for sponsors for Fellows on this new programme.Find out more.
The visual journalist and producer for the Associated Press has won this year’s RTS/JST Young Talent of the Year Award for her coverage of the conflict in Ukraine.Read more and watch her acceptance speech here.
Check out this stellar list of women in journalism that our Fellows have been inspired by – from pioneering foreign correspondents to today’s digital aficionados.Read on to be inspired!
A very warm welcome to our 2023 Fellows – a more diverse and representative cohort than ever before! As well as breaking our own diversity records, the 2023 cohort trump the national average in every category.Read more here.
As well as being an acclaimed broadcast leader, John Ryley has been a steadfast supporter of the John Schofield Trust’s mission to make newsrooms representative of the audiences they serve.Read more on this story here.
We’re back with another online masterclass! Dougal Shaw (BBC News / Business) will discuss how he created his own video brand ‘CEO Secrets’ which went on to become a book.It’s free! Register to attend here.
We are honoured to be taking part in the service to remember journalists that have died, been injured or captured, or face danger in the field. It is a subject that is close to our hearts. 2022 Fellow Shamaan Freeman-Powell (Sky News) will give a reading and we will be recipients of the retiring collection. The service takes place in London on 8 November at 6.30pm.Register here to join us.
Mentoring has a real, positive impact on early-career journalists and newsroom diversity. In celebration of the mighty mentor, we gleaned the wisdom and experience of our Fellowship to put together some insights and top tips to help you get the most out of mentoring.Find out more here.
We’d be grateful to anyone willing to remember the Trust in their will. Perhaps journalism is a cause close to your heart, or you recognise the importance of the Trust’s future in light of the continued need to strengthen journalism and improve newsroom diversity.Find out more here.
Our 2023 apprentice and early-career journalist mentoring scheme closed at midnight on Friday. We’ve had more applications, covered more countries, and seen more employers represented than ever before – marking the Trust scheme’s fifth year of growth.Read more here.
In light of the extraordinary events which have kept journalists so busy recently, we’ve decided to extend the deadline to apply for our 2023 early career mentoring scheme. Applicants now have until 23:59 on 7 October to get their form and references over to us.Read more here.
Please join us for a special in-person masterclass at Leeds Conservatoire where we’ll explore the practicalities of pursuing a journalism career outside London. It’s free and all are welcome – RSVP to attend.Find out more here.
There are just two days left to donate to the Trust’s Radio 4 Appeal, endorsed by broadcasting legend Jon Snow. Every penny goes towards our vital work supporting the next generation of journalists and creating diverse newsrooms that reflect society.Read more here.
You can now apply to become a Fellow of the John Schofield Trust, enjoying access to our world leading mentoring programme, exclusive monthly masterclasses and a connection with a growing network of peers.Find out more here.
In September applications to the Trust’s early career mentoring scheme will be opening for the first time to broadcast and multimedia journalists in the Irish Republic. The Trust also welcomes Ireland’s Public Service Media Organisation RTÉ as a new supporter.More on the news here.
Fellows joining this year’s mentoring programme will have access to The New York Times’ online news content. Carla Correa of the newsroom said “nurturing a diverse workforce of independent, critical and curious thinkers is central to our mission.”Read the full story here.
Our award-winning 12-month mentoring scheme matches early career and apprentice journalists with experienced mentors. We prioritise applicants who enter the industry without privilege. We match around 70 journalists with mentors each year. Applications for the 2024 scheme open on 1 September.Read more
We provide 12-months of mentoring for undergraduate journalism students, based in Dublin, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Lancashire, Kent and Northampton. 2023 is the pilot year for this project.Read more
The Trust offers all Fellows the chance to hear from the best in the news business on a range of subjects. Our Masterclasses include practical sessions such as how to pitch, present and podcast; as well as more topical debates on hot issues in the news industry.Read more
The John Schofield Trust set up the Royal Television Society award in 1996 in memory of John. The Young Talent Award is for the best work during the year by a journalist under 30. Many of the winners have gone on to become prominent figures in the news industry.Read more