Susie Schofield, the founder of the John Schofield Trust, this week collected her MBE for services to journalism and to diversity in the broadcasting industry from HRH The Princess Royal at in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
Susie Schofield said:
“It was lovely to be at Buckingham Palace this week with my family to collect this MBE for services to diversity in the journalism industry. To be surrounded by so many people who had made such a difference to society was truly inspiring.
“I collect my award with thanks to the many hundreds of journalists and donors who have supported the John Schofield Trust over the last 28 years in our mission to support diversity and social mobility in journalism.”
For Editors: The John Schofield Trust was founded in 1996 by Susie Schofield after her husband John Schofield was killed whilst covering the civil war in Yugoslavia for the BBC, aged just 29. Today the Trust is the leading social mobility journalism charity in the UK, working hard to diversify the industry through acclaimed mentoring programmes. Hundreds of journalists in the UK and Republic of Ireland have been mentored by the Trust or have volunteered as mentors. Each year the National Council for the Training of Journalists report into diversity in journalism demonstrates how far the industry needs to change to become representative of the UK population. More on the Trust and how it works is available here. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org