#RememberingJohn

25 years ago this weekend John Schofield was killed. He was 29

Lord Hall of Birkenhead, BBC Director General

‘It’s the work of people like John, their dedication, that ensures we all enjoy that precious thing that’s the life blood of any democracy – freely available information’

John’s family and friends set up the John Schofield Trust to remember him by supporting young journalists

Help us keep John’s legacy alive by making UK newsrooms as diverse as the audiences they serve

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John Schofield
‘It was the most awful day.’ The death of John Schofield and how that tragedy led to the founding of the John Schofield Trust

Our vision

To have a journalism profession as diverse as the people it serves

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Impact

400+

participants since 2012

62%

on face to face scheme were educated at non-selective state schools
(2019-20 scheme)

41%

were first generation to attend higher education
(on 2019-20 scheme)

70+

sixth formers mentored online since 2018

100%

of our online mentees valued the programme in 2019/2020

100%

of winners of the JST/RTS Young Talent of the Year award say the award helped their career

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John Schofield on a plane

#RememberingJohn

This weekend we are running a social media campaign to mark the 25th anniversary of John’s death on 9 August. We hope that supporters will share their memories of him online.

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John Schofield interviewing Gavin Hewitt, the UK ambassador to Croatia on the day of John's death

A tribute to John

Trustee and friend of John’s, Matt Peacock, remembers 9 August 1995. He was working with John in Croatia at the time. This is Matt’s personal story of that day, written as an act of remembrance to his friend

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John Schofield on a plane
#RememberingJohn BBC Breakfast report
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John Schofield in Beqaa Valley, Lebandon
25 years on Sky News report