The John Schofield Trust offers a range of masterclasses on a variety of subjects, some public and some run exclusively for our current and former mentees.

These #JSTmasterclasses include practical sessions, deconstructing stories or explaining how a producer or reporter covered a particular kind of story, as well as more topical debates about current issues in the news industry.

We do not charge for these masterclasses, and we are greatly indebted to our our speakers, who give us their time for free.

You can donate to ensure we can continue to run our masterclass programme by texting SCHOFIELD to 70085 or by clicking here. Thank you.

Online masterclasses and workshops

‘Every time I listen in on one of the Trust’s masterclasses I feel so much hope & love for this industry’

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have run online masterclasses twice a month to keep mentees in touch with each other and across the issues being discussed in the industry.

Watch our most recent one below:

In addition, we have held the following masterclasses over the last year:

In-person learning and development

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trust hosted in-person masterclasses. These sessions featured Tom Bradby, David Dimbleby, Martin Lewis, among others, as well as workshops exploring boarding interviews and radio reporting in disaster zones.

We held our first full day of masterclasses in February 2020 with sessions on how to shine at a job interview; how to find original stories and bring them to life on film; how a company reacts when it is the subject of a journalistic investigation; and how to understand your finances as a journalist – whether staff or freelance. We finished up with a Q & A session with the Head of Sky News, John Ryley and Sky Special Reporter, Alex Crawford.

We look forward to the day when it is safe enough for a full day of in-person masterclasses to return!