Broadcasting legend Jon Snow has been kind enough to lend his voice to our Radio 4 Appeal and there are just a few days left to donate.
Listen to Jon’s broadcast on our behalf here. He says:
“John Schofield was a young journalist I worked with at Channel 4. Sadly he was killed in the war in Yugoslavia. We set up a Trust in his name to ensure that others like him would have the opportunity to work in mainstream journalism. Because I knew him, and I’m committed to diversity in journalism, I am a strong supporter of the Trust. I hope you will support it too.”
Every penny raised goes towards our work supporting the next generation of journalists, many from disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds. Journalism is currently an industry that favours privilege and connections, and until everyone is represented in the news media we won’t get the full story. That’s why the John Schofield Trust works actively to support the under-represented, to create diverse newsrooms that reflect society. The Trust strives to be a force for positive change in news media in the UK and Ireland. Read more on our impact here.
Our Appeal closes on 10 September. Please consider giving what you can to support this vital work. You can donate via this link or by visiting www.bbc.co.uk/appeal/radio4
The Trust also accepts donations year-round via the website’s donate button.
Many thanks to Jon Snow for being such a stalwart supporter of the Trust.