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 Schofield