JOHN DRIEDONKS

John DriedonksJohn Driedonks is a professor emeritus of practice and media strategist. He has been retired since January 2019. John is a guest lecturer “storytelling”, “converged newsrooms” and “crowdfunding” in Ireland, South Africa and in the Netherlands amongst others.
John Driedonks has created in 2010 the documentary making international course “CampusDoc”, together with his buddy and colleague Brian Maston, in cooperation with City University of New York (CUNY). During this twenty week crash course 20 students pitch, research, produce, crowdfund, film, edit and distribute their documentary concepts. Distribution starts after the premiere during CampusDoc (International) Film Festival CDFF
As lecturer (2006-2018) at the School of Journalism, Utrecht University of Applied Sciences UUAS (The Netherlands) Driedonks coordinated a real-life converged newsroom with a focus on broadcasting TV talkshows, and web, all aired on the local TV station. Between 1982-2006 John was a journalist, finally as editor-in-chief of RTV Utrecht (radio-TV + web).