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2015 annual gathering

It was great to see so many of our current and past mentors and mentees at our annual gathering to celebrate the work of the John Schofield Trust. The Trust is lucky to have mentees and mentors from a wide selection of broadcasters all present on the night, including the BBC, Sky News, Channel 4, … Continue reading

A birthday to remember…

John Schofield (1965-1995) would have been 50 years old today. We miss him and thank everyone who supports the Trust in his memory.

Take a look at the John Schofield Trust mentoring scheme

Would you like to inspire a journalist at the start of their career, or perhaps you are one looking for guidance? The John Schofield Trust pulls in some extraordinary people across the broadcast industry. It bridges the gap between established journalists and their ‘young’ counterparts. This short film, produced by Roohi Hasan from ITN, illustrates … Continue reading

Please remember…

Twenty years after his death, we remember John and thank mentors, mentees and friends for supporting young journalists.

Mentor Ros Atkins – “There’s nowhere to hide in modern TV journalism.”

This article, written by mentor Ros Atkins, first appeared in The Telegraph on 31st May 2015. Ros presents the BBC News programme Outside Source. Here he explains his day. When I first started news presenting for the BBC, I’d often seek out the advice of our famed international correspondent Lyse Doucet. “You can’t hide yourself on TV,” … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

The ten year old cowboy – an Unreported World by former mentee Shaunagh Connaire

Shaunagh Connaire was a John Schofield Trust mentee in 2012 with Evan Davis as her mentor. She has worked as a freelance journalist for Channel 4, PBS Frontline, BBC World and CNBC over the past five years. During her year on this scheme she moved from news to documentaries where she became the associate producer … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Mstyslav Chernov – RTS Young Talent award winner 2015

Mstyslav Chernov is a Ukrainian photojournalist. His photographs are outstanding, with elements of Magnum shining off the screen. Throughout 2014, Mstyslav documented the events unfolding around him in his own country. He joined the Associated Press in May 2014, originally working as a researcher in eastern Ukraine. His expertise for his homeland and his stunning … Continue reading

John Schofield Trust awarded quality standard for mentoring

The John Schofield Trust is delighted to announce we have been accredited with Approved Provider Standard from the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation. This is a national quality standard designed for mentoring schemes. The Mentoring and Befriending Foundation’s vision is of a society in which mentoring helps people to transform their lives and reach their full … Continue reading

Deadline to be a mentee in 2015 extended

If you would like to apply to be a mentee on the 2015 mentoring scheme the deadline has been extended until midday on Wednesday 7th January 2015. You will need to have completed your application and have your reference on the form to be considered. The form can be found here.

Remembering Thomas Read

All of us at the John Schofield Trust are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Thomas Read who died in his sleep on 2 January, 2015. Continue reading

Watch what it means to be part of the John Schofield Trust mentoring scheme

Would you like to inspire a journalist at the start of their career, or perhaps you are one looking for guidance? The John Schofield Trust pulls in some extraordinary people across the broadcast industry. It bridges the gap between established journalists and their ‘young’ counterparts. This short film, produced by Roohi Hasan from ITN, illustrates … Continue reading

Do you want to be a mentee in 2015?

Applications are now open to be a mentee in 2015. More details can be found here.

2015 mentoring scheme

Applications to the 2015 mentoring scheme opens soon. Please check back here for more details.

Surviving Ebola

2012 mentee, Shaunagh Connaire, recently spent two weeks in Sierra Leone documenting the lives of the extraordinarily brave health workers battling to contain the deadly virus, Ebola.

Her documentary was broadcast in ‘Unreported World’ (Channel 4, Friday 26th September, 1930). She says, “It’s a grim tale, with emotional scenes, but an important one.”

Here she describes her experience of the virus… Continue reading

Award news…

Our congratulations go to current mentee, Emma Burrows and former mentee, Dhruti Shah.   Emma Burrows, who is a production journalist with ITV News Central, won Best Newcomer in the Midlands Media Awards. The judges said: “Emma demonstrates innate understanding of the diverse community she is working in. She clearly digs hard for stories. An … Continue reading

Mentoring advice from Trustee and former mentor Toby Castle

Here are a few recommendations from Trustee and former mentor Toby Castle: Setting your goals at the start of the year is the most important session you will do together and the key to a successful mentoring experience. Take time to do it and put it down in an email – it gives the mentee … Continue reading

Celebrating young talent at the RTS Awards

This year’s RTS Award – renamed the Young Talent of the Year Award – has been presented to STV News journalist, Peter Smith Continue reading

The best advice I received: Imogen Barrer

Imogen Barrer, an ITV News producer, passes on three key pieces of advice from her mentor, Alan Grady, executive producer, Sky News. Try as many things as possible when you’re starting out.   Since finishing journalism school, I’ve worked for four broadcasting companies, with different roles at three of them. When I told Alan I … Continue reading

The best advice I received: Sarah Fowler

The last six months have been paramount and Christopher has helped guide me through some of the most challenging decisions I’ve ever had to face in my career. Continue reading

Revealing…the full line-up of Mentors

We’ve put the finishing touches to what is a stellar line-up of experienced journalists and news practitioners who will be our mentors this year. Find out who is taking part in 2014. Continue reading

And we’re off…

The John Schofield Trust is now accepting applications for its 2014 mentoring scheme. Continue reading

On your marks, get set…

If you are journalist with between two and five years experience, either as an employee or freelance, then the John Schofield Trust Mentoring Scheme could be for you. Continue reading