Trainers and Facilitators
CIRCOM’s philosophy for training and development will always be that we “Provide training for professionals by professionals”. Our member stations help us identify the best consultants, experts and trainers for the specific courses and workshops we offer. This gives CIRCOM the unique position of being able to call upon the leading experts from European public service broadcasters to deliver this unique service.
MIA COSTELLO (UK)
Mia is a freelance journalist and trainer, specialising in editorial issues. She launched the BBC’s mandatory training programme for editorial leaders in 2009 and has since worked with media organisations from all over the world to develop bespoke training programmes. She has spent more than 20 years in the BBC, holding senior editorial roles in TV and Radio.
JOHN INGE JOHANSEN (Norway)
Works as a multi-skilled journalist for NRK Nordland, in Norway. His region is the Lofoten Islands within the Arctic Circle. He received a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Bodø, and studied as a teacher in science and technology at the University of Tromsø. He produces and edits news for TV, radio and the internet. He is a pioneer of MoJo technology and training.
GUILLAUME KUSTER (France)
Guillaume works for France Televisions in the Mulhouse region. He is a groundbreaking, multi-skilled reporter and has been recognised as a CIRCOM trainer following his attendance at the CIRCOM mobile journalism workshop in Dubrovnik in 2014 as well as during the advanced Mobile Journalism Challenge the same year. He also acts as CIRCOM's Network Manager.
DARKO FLAJPAN (Croatia)
Works as a full time television skills trainer at HRT, the public service broadcaster in Zagreb, Croatia. Before moving to Zagreb he was a multi-skilled camera operator, editor and journalist at the HRT regional centre in Bjelovar. He is a regular trainer on the CIRCOM’s MoJo and Video Journalism workshops. In 2010 Darko helped establish the new training centre for HRT.
WYTSE VELLINGA (The Netherlands)
Wytse has been working with Omrop Fryslân in the north of The Netherlands since 2005. After 8 years of radio and TV work with regular cameras and recording devices he started experimenting with the Mobile Phone in 2014. After a short CIRCOM training he handed in all his other equipment and has been working solely on mobile devices ever since. As an experimental journalist he is looking for new ways to tell stories. He has been a Mobile Journalism and digital storytelling trainer for over two years and has trained journalists to "tell their story anytime and anywhere."
RANDI GITZ (Sweden)
Randi has been working for SVT in Sweden for the last 21 years. She works in the most northern region of Sweden. She has been a news presenter, made a few documentaries and loads of feature reports. She mainly she works as a domestic news reporter, 95 % of the time alone as a videojournalist.
In 2014 Randi attended the CIRCOM MoJo training and after that she started to use the mobilephone to complement her other cameras. In 2016 she was awarded in the Prix CIRCOM for being the best videojournalist in Europe.
Randi loves coffe in the morning, scubadiving with sharks and playing in Photoshop.
Her motto is: Playing is fun! And if you have fun - you´ll learn. So lets play!
JANE FRENCH (UK)
Jane is the Editor for all Current Affairs output at BBC South. Jane has a long and distinguished career with the BBC and her specialism’s include investigations, environmental journalism and heritage.
DIDIER DESORMEAUX (France)
A senior reporter with the French regional network, France 3, Didier is “Docteur en Sciences d’Information”, and is Head of the Department of Information and Multisupport at the University for French Television in Paris. He is the author of several books on TV News, and has been a CIRCOM trainer since 1994.
GLEN MULCAHY (Ireland)
In 2009 Glen was the Production Development Manager with RTE News in Dublin. He is now Innovation Lead across all divisions in RTE. He is a pioneer of mobile journalism and his active blog site is the leading forum in Europe for the latest developments within MoJo working. Glen has a background in professional photography. http://tvvj.wordpress.com/
KAROL CIOMA (UK)
BLATHNAID HEALY (Ireland)
Blathnaid is a consultant, who works mainly with media organisations. She previously worked for WorldIrish.com, a startup focused on the Irish diaspora with an emphasis on online community. Prior to this, Healy worked for RTÉ, Ireland’s public service broadcaster, across its digital platforms. She graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in Chicago with a Masters of Science in Journalism.
SUE BEARDSMORE (UK)
Sue worked for BBC for over 25 years, as a researcher, in production, as a reporter and one of the main presenters of a daily regional news programme. She has extensive production, writing and coaching experience in TV and radio. She is now a freelance trainer and consultant on projects. She holds a degree in English and Politics and a Masters Degree in Mass Communications.