#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

#NewsroomsForAll

AND WE’VE MADE IT: THANK YOU!
We’ve raised £26,006
A huge thank you to our 186 donors!

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

WE DID IT!

We raised over £25,000 in our first ever public fundraising campaign, #NewsroomsForAll

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An unfree media? Thursday 15 October, 19:00 BST

Our alternative annual reception for this year

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EBRD

A significant donation from EBRD

Our #NewsroomsForAll shot out of the starting blocks with a huge boost from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

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Our funders

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BBC
EBRD
ITV
Sky
Martin Lewis

Martin Lewis

Robin Lustig

Robin Lustig

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Dougal Shaw
A recording of the BBC’s Dougal Shaw’s masterclass on mobile journalism
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A recording of our online event ‘An unfree media?’
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Simon Vigar
Simon Vigar talks about volunteering as a mentor