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.

Active Trainers

mia costelloMia 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 johansenWorks 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.

darko flajpanWorks 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.


Previous Trainers 

guillaume kuster 50x60Guillaume is an expert trainer and consultant, helping organisations to design and implement new content production schemes for social media and digital platforms. He was a journalist for the French Radio France and France Télévisions for nearly 20 years before starting his own consultancy and training company. He's been working with CIRCOM for the last 5 years, designing and leading training sessions.

WYTSE VELLINGA (The Netherlands)
wytse vellinga50Wytse 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."

hans jessen 50x60Hans had been working with ARD as a reporter, producer and presenter, covering regional and national politics, focussing on foreign affairs, ecological and cultural issues. He has been involved in CIRCOM training up from the very beginning in 1994. As a trainer he is interested in the structural and psychological dimensions of journalism und perception by the audience.
In recent years Hans has been involved in podcasts and other formats of web-journalism, cooperating with independent young internet journalists.

kulwant sohal 50x60Kulwant is BBC London's Digital Video New Editor. She has 15 years experience across multiple platforms, working as a journalist for online, TV, radio and digital platforms. As an editor of a new and evolving team she is all about telling creative stories that engage and inspire younger audiences. Much of her time is spent coaching and training TV and radio colleagues on how to maximise the impact of their original journalism for a digital audience.

johannes kardell 50x60Johannes works as project manager for the Local news online development at SVT in Sweden, with focus on finding new ways to tell stories with online video. He trains reporters and editors around the country in video editing and analyising.

karol ciomaKarol has been involved with and delivered CIRCOM Training courses for almost 20 years. He specialises in editing, camerawork and video journalism training. He has delivered training in over 20 countries worldwide. He has been helping deliver Mobile Journalism training using smart phones for newsgathering operations.

didier desormeauxA 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 mulcahyGlen 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.

Blathnaid HealyBlathnaid is a consultant, who works mainly with media organisations. She previously worked for, 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.

randi gitz 50Randi has been working for SVT in Sweden for more than 20 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 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's motto is: Playing is fun! And if you have fun - you´ll learn. So lets play!

jane french50Jane 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.


sue breadsmoreSue 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.