Jack Schofield (journalist)

Schofield in 2009

Jack Schofield is a British technology journalist.[1] He writes the Ask Jack column for The Guardian[2] and preceding that covered technology for the newspaper from 1983 to 2010. He has edited photography and computing periodicals and produced a number of books on photography and on computing, including The Darkroom Book (1981).


Schofield edited various photography magazines during the 1970s:[3] Photo Technique, Film Making, You & Your Camera (a partwork), and Zoom as well as the journal of the Royal Photographic Society, The Photographic Journal.[4]

In 1983, he started writing a weekly computer column in Futures Micro Guardian, from its first issue, in The Guardian.[3] He also became editor of the monthly Practical Computing[3] in 1984. In September 1985 he joined The Guardian's staff to launch Computer Guardian, the newspaper's weekly computer supplement.[3] He continued to cover technology for The Guardian until 2010 when he switched to solely writing the newspaper's Ask Jack column.[2][5]

Schofield has also written on computing for Reuters[6] and written a blog for ZDNet.[7][8] He has produced a number of books on photography and on computing.[4]

Publications by SchofieldEdit

  • The Darkroom Book: the comprehensive step-by-step guide to processing your colour or black-and-white photographs. Schofield was consulting editor.
    • London: Spring, 1981, 1982. Feltham, UK: Newnes, 1983. ISBN 9780600353997.
    • New York: Ziff Davis, 1981. ISBN 9780871651068.
    • New York: Amphoto, 1981, 1985, 1987, 1988. ISBN 9780817437572.
  • Photographing People. Littlehampton Book Services, 1982. ISBN 978-0600384731.
  • Nude and Glamour Photography. You & Your Camera Photography Series. Glasgow: Collins, 1981, 1982. Schofield was consultant editor. ISBN 978-0004116396.
  • How Famous Photographers Work. New York: Amphoto, 1983. Edited by Schofield. ISBN 9780817440022.
  • Improve Your Camera Techniques. Feltham, UK: Newnes, 1985. Edited by Schofield. ISBN 9780600332657.
  • The Guardian Guide to Microcomputing. Oxford, UK; New York: Blackwell, 1985. Hardback, ISBN 978-0631143031. Paperback, ISBN 9780631143048. "A selection of the author's columns from the MicroFutures page of the Guardian, rewritten and revised".[9]
  • The Hutchinson Dictionary of Computing, Mulitmedia, and the Internet. By Schofield, Wendy M. Grossman and David Goul. Oxford, UK: Helicon, 1996, 1997. ISBN 978-1859861592.


  1. ^ "Jack Schofield - Computer Editor @ The Guardian". Crunchbase. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  2. ^ a b "Guardian hack fails to Ask Jack about IE popups". The Inquirer. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  3. ^ a b c d Schofield, Jack; Arthur, Charles (16 December 2009). "Guardian technology section 1983-2009, by the people who edited it". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  4. ^ a b Schofield, Jack (21 February 2007). "Ars Technica reviews Adobe's Lightroom". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  5. ^ Schofield, Jack (18 January 2010). "What happened to Ask Jack?". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  6. ^ Editorial, Reuters. "Columns". Reuters. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Jack Schofield: Freelance blogger". ZDNet. Accessed 27 June 2018.
  8. ^ Jack Schofield, "Nominet Presents The Story of the Web: Celebrating 25 years of the World Wide Web". Nominet UK. Accessed 27 June 2018
  9. ^ Schofield, Jack. The Guardian guide to microcomputing. Oxford, UK; New York, NY, USA: Blackwell. ISBN 9780631143048 – via Open WorldCat.

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