We are looking for supporters to help us give more talented young journalists the chance to develop their career through our mentoring scheme. The John Schofield Trust relies on income from grants, sponsorship and charitable donations. Every donation received enables the Trust to help support young journalists. We want to expand the mentoring scheme in the future to help more young journalists but to do this we will need more funding. If you are able to help, please contact Susie Schofield.
The Trust is grateful to:
- the BBC, ITN and Sky News for their continued support
- Vodafone for their support of the launch of the Trust
- Jon Jacob for designing our website.
BBC News is recognised around the world for its independence, impartiality and integrity. In the UK, BBC news reaches 41 million people in the UK – that’s 81% of the adult population – every week on radio, television and online. Flagship programmes like Today, the News at Ten, the News Channel, News Online, Newsnight and Panorama strive to bring an unparalleled level of coverage and analysis to news, business, politics and current affairs. The BBC’s 40 local radio stations now consistently reach more than seven million listeners across the UK. Globally, the World Service, BBC World News and bbc.com/news reach more than 240 million people in around 200 countries and territories.
ITV News produces the most watched commercial television news programming in the UK, reaching a daily audience of nearly eight million viewers. Its bulletins for ITV1 are broadcast on weekdays at 1.30, 6.30 and 10pm, with ITV London Tonight also produced for ITV’s London region. In recent years ITV News has won an International Emmy, three BAFTAs in a row, and Royal Television Society awards for its foreign coverage, with its flagship programme ITV News at Ten named RTS Programme of the Year in 2011. ITV News is a multi-platform news operation, breaking news stories and encouraging viewer interaction on Twitter, Facebook and at a dedicated multi-media news site http://www.itv.com/news
Sky News is an unrivaled, world class breaking news service with a spirit of innovation and a fresh approach to news broadcasting. As the UK’s first dedicated 24-hour news channel, Sky News has built a deserved reputation for being the first to break major news as well as offering insight and analysis on the latest stories. It is renowned for the speed of its coverage and flexibility of reporting news live across all its platforms – TV, mobile, online, radio and iPad. Sky News reaches over 107 million homes across 118 countries around the world.
Vodafone Group plc
Vodafone is one of the world’s largest mobile communications companies by revenue, with more than 380 million customers as of 30 June 2011. Vodafone has equity interests in more than 30 countries across five continents as well as more than 40 partner networks worldwide.
Vodafone Group Communications Director Matt Peacock is a former BBC Radio 4 reporter who worked with John in Croatia in August 1995.
The trust is very grateful for the continued support of our friends and colleagues throughout British journalism who support our work.