#NewsroomsForAll

This is our first public fundraiser. We need £25,000 to bring our vital work to more aspiring journalists. Anything you can donate will help

Last year the John Schofield Trust:

Helped 75 young people access a career in journalism through mentoring and training. We delivered masterclasses to over 400 young and aspiring journalists

To do this, it took:

115 volunteers giving 1,500 hours of their time

We want to do more to help young people from a wide range of backgrounds become journalists, making UK newsrooms as diverse as the people they serve

With £25,000, we will fund more places on our face to face mentoring scheme, more masterclasses, and additional management of enhanced activities

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#NewsroomsForAll
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#RememberingJohn slate
A photo montage of John Schofield

Our vision

To have UK newsrooms as diverse as the people they serve

Our activities

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

Latest news

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Help us raise £25,000

#NewsroomsForAll is our first public fundraiser

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See who are our champions

We invited senior journalists, winners of the John Schofield Trust/RTS Young Talent of the Year award and former mentees to chamion #NewsroomsForAll. More than 50 agreed.

Find out who they are here….

Our funders

BBC
EBRD
ITV
Sky
Martin Lewis

Martin Lewis

Robin Lustig

Robin Lustig

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Simon Vigar
Simon Vigar talks about volunteering as a mentor
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John Schofield
#RememberingJohn BBC Breakfast report
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John Schofield
25 years on Sky News report