John Whyte-Venables specialises in showing people how to make professional looking video for the web. He is also a media trainer, giving spokes folk the skills and knowledge they need to handle media interviews effectively and confidently.
John's background is in BBC radio, television and online news.
After taking a degree in Modern History, Politics and Philosophy at Southampton University he gained a postgraduate diploma in radio journalism at Highbury College, Portsmouth.
Joining the BBC as a local radio reporter, John went on to work across a wide range of radio, television and online news outlets as a general news reporter and as a science and environment correspondent. He also trained BBC journalists, including some of the BBC's top correspondents, and set up and ran the BBC's local radio school in Bucharest, Romania.
An expert on the nature of news and news values, John is a former Press Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge, and has studied risk communication to master's degree level.
He has written a number of books on journalism and the media, including What is News, Handling Media Interviews (both available from Kindle) and Communications Skills for Engineers and Scientists.