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Mentors, Trust News

Welcome to our mentors for 2015

The John Schofield Trust is very pleased to announce a new year of its successful mentoring scheme. A further 25 seasoned journalists have been matched with 25 talented ‘young’ journalists who are eager to learn and develop their careers. This is the fourth year the Trust has run its award-winning annual mentoring scheme. The trustees are delighted by the number and quality of experienced journalists who continue to volunteer their services as mentors to the next generation of journalists.

Mentors this year include correspondents and reporters who cover both UK and foreign news, senior producers, editors, presenters and managers.

From Channel 4 we have home affairs correspondent, Andy Davies, and presenter, Cathy Newman.

We have several senior managers as mentors: Sue Brooks who is a director with Associated Press, John Holliday who is managing director of Globelynx, and Sue Inglish who is head of political programmes for the BBC.

There is a rich selection of mentors from ITV: correspondent Martin Geissler, executive producer Natalie Fay, programme editor Richard Frediani, political correspondent Libby Wiener, and presenter Charlene White.

Sky News mentors include presenters Andrew Wilson, Jayne Secker and Scotland bureau chief, James Matthews.

Andrew Wilson, who was one of our first mentors in 2011, says he is ‘happy to be mentoring again this year. I think the experience is valuable on both sides; offering that crucial chance to re-examine the business without the white noise of colleagues, politics and competition.’

Also mentoring this year are Simon Vigar, Channel 5’s royal correspondent, Hamish MacDonald, ABC America’s international affairs correspondent, and Sue Turton, presenter and correspondent for Al Jazeera.

Other mentors from the BBC include correspondents Paul Adams, Gabriel Gatehouse, Chris Morris and Gordon Corera, BBC World TV presenter, Ros Atkins, Radio 4 presenter, Ritula Shah and Jeremy Vine from Radio 2, as well as senior producer, Claire Gibson and senior editor, Sam Taylor.

You can read more about each of them here.

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