The John Schofield Trust offers a range of masterclasses on a variety of subjects, some public and some offered exclusively to our Fellows.

These #JSTmasterclasses include practical sessions on a variety of subjects such as live presenting, science and sports journalism, podcasting, foreign correspondence and much more; as well as topical debates about current issues in the news industry. Explore our past public, online masterclasses here and subscribe to stay updated as new videos become available.

We do not charge for attendance, and are greatly indebted to our speakers who offer their time for free.

You can donate to ensure we can continue to run our masterclass programme by texting SCHOFIELD to 70085 or 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 in the last two years:

In-person learning and development

The Trust also hosts in-person masterclasses. These sessions have previously featured Tom Bradby, David Dimbleby, Martin Lewis, Tim Davie, Nick Eardley, Cathy Newman and others, as well as workshops exploring boarding interviews, radio reporting in disaster zones, managing finances as a journalist, new media, the importance of networking and more.

Our most recent day of masterclasses took place in June 2022 at BBC Broadcasting House. It was packed with sessions and discussions featuring experienced journalists and our Fellows and Trustees, ending with three current Fellows conducting a candid interview with BBC Director General Tim Davie covering his background and experience, career highlights and improving diversity in journalism.

Read more about the day here.