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Reach PLC becomes supporter

One of the UK’s biggest print and digital publishers has joined our donor board.

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Our April newsletter

Promotions, awards and career firsts.

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Our founder visits palace

Susie Schofield receives MBE from HRH The Princess Royal

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Our February newsletter

A new partnership, and update from the network.

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Our December newsletter

End of year round up, and our most diverse group of Fellows ever!

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Our October newsletter

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.

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“I can’t wait for this to be what I do everyday!”

Student Fellow Mahima Abedin visits the Channel 4 newsroom for the day and gets excited about a future career in journalism

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Industry welcomes Susie Schofield MBE

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.

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If I hadn’t grown up in foster care, I probably wouldn’t be a journalist today

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.

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Trust launches new project for care experienced journalists

‘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.

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Congratulations to Vasilisa Stepanenko, RTS 2023 award-winner

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.

Celebrating International Women’s Day: The journalists that inspire us

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.

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More diverse than ever before

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.

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Journalists’ Commemorative Service, St. Bride’s Church

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.

National Mentoring Day 2022

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.

It’s Make a Will Month

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.

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Jon Snow presents Trust Radio 4 Appeal

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.

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Trust expands mentoring scheme to Republic of Ireland

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.

Our numbers

1000+

The size of our Fellowship

300+

Senior Fellows since 2012

420+

early career and apprentice journalists mentored since 2012

100+

sixth-formers mentored since 2018

40+

students mentored in 2023

1,800+

participants at our online events since 2020

Our impact: of our 2023 Fellows…

38%

OF OUR FELLOWS ARE FROM MINORITY ETHNIC BACKGROUNDS

13% OF UK JOURNALISTS ARE FROM NON-WHITE ETHNIC GROUPS (NCTJ, 2022)

48%

OF OUR FELLOWS WERE FIRST GENERATION TO ATTEND HIGHER EDUCATION

89% OF UK JOURNALISTS HAVE A DEGREE OR HIGHER LEVEL QUALIFICATION (NCTJ, 2022)

23%

WERE ELIGIBLE FOR FREE SCHOOL MEALS (*2022, update for 2023 intake coming soon)

80% OF UK JOURNALISTS COME FROM THE HIGHEST SOCIAL CLASSES (NCTJ, 2022)

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