1995

John Schofield, a BBC reporter with the World Tonight, was killed in Croatia on 9 August. He was 29

John Schofield, Croatia, 1995

1996

The John Schofield Trust is set up by John’s family and friends to recognise young journalists

JST logo

1996

John’s widow, Susannah, sets up an annual award with the Royal Television Society to recognise young journalists

Cary Johnston winning 1996 first JST/RTS Young Talent of the Year Award

2011

The John Schofield Trust launches a pioneering face to face mentoring scheme for early career journalists

Re-launch of JST, October 2011

2012

The first face to face mentoring scheme starts

Trust brochures

2012

Founder, Susannah Schofield, is given Royal Television Society’s Judges’ Award in recognition of her contribution to journalism

Founder Susannah Schofield being given RTS Judges' Award by Richard Sambrook

2014

The Trust is awarded NCVO mentoring scheme accreditation

APS mentoring accreditation logo

2015

The Trusts holds its first masterclass for mentees. Masterclasses become a regular feature of the mentoring scheme

David Dimbleby giving a masterclass to JST mentees

2017

Apprentice journalists are accepted onto the face to face mentoring scheme

JST logo

2017

The Trusts launches its first online mentoring scheme for sixth formers who live or study in disadvantaged areas

Charlotte Gay, online mentee on 2017 scheme

2020

The Trust trials a full day of masterclasses for mentees: it is a huge success

Full day of masterclasses, Feb 2020

2020

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Trust launches a series of online masterclasses and workshops

Screen showing careers masterclass, Nov 2020

2020

On the 25th anniversary of John’s death, the Trust runs the #RememberingJohn campaign

John Schofield on 'plane back from Kuwait

2020

The Trust runs #NewsroomsForAll, its first public fundraising campaign and raises over £25,000 allowing it to increase the number of aspiring and early career journalists it can help

#NewsroomsForAll logo

2021

David Stenhouse is appointed the Trust’s first CEO on secondment from the BBC

David Stenhouse, CEO