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

John Schofield, Croatia, 1995


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

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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


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

Re-launch of JST, October 2011


The first face to face mentoring scheme starts

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

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


The Trust is awarded NCVO mentoring scheme accreditation

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

David Dimbleby giving a masterclass to JST mentees


Apprentice journalists are accepted onto the face to face mentoring scheme

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

Charlotte Gay, online mentee on 2017 scheme


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

Full day of masterclasses, Feb 2020


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

Screen showing careers masterclass, Nov 2020


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

John Schofield on 'plane back from Kuwait


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

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

David Stenhouse, CEO


The Trust runs its first Radio 4 Appeal, championed by Jon Snow, who said: “John Schofield was a young journalist I worked with at Channel 4. Because I knew him, and I’m committed to diversity in journalism, I am a strong supporter of the Trust.”


The Trust’s early career mentoring scheme opens for journalists in the Republic of Ireland for the first time.


The Trust’s first mentoring scheme for undergraduates opens, with students based at the University of Northampton, Liverpool John Moores, Central Lancashire, Dublin City, Edinburgh Napier and the University of Kent.


The Trust launches Journalism Cares, a mentoring programme for care experienced journalists, with the support of Ashley John-Baptiste.