All of the Training Station’s trainers are media professionals who have worked at the cutting edge of journalism, broadcasting, media production or social media. All have been delivering training internationally for many years.

Kevin Burden, Managing Director

Kevin is a media consultant who works with media houses and organisations worldwide. During a BBC career spanning 20 years, he served as a reporter, correspondent, presenter, producer, editor and manager. His last position was as Head of Training with the BBC’s international development arm, where he devised courses, trained trainers and himself trained hundreds of journalists and editorial leaders. He has written a large volume of training materials for journalists and those who encounter them professionally. Kevin is the holder of a Rolls-Royce-Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Award for Effectiveness in Training.
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Neil McCafferty, Director of Technology

Neil is a broadcaster and former BBC news editor whose career also spans commercial television, radio and newspapers. He currently works with a range of organisations training in media relations and presentations skills. These include the ICRC in Geneva, the UK Ministry of Justice and clients in the financial sector in London. With the BBC, he was one of the corporation’s Senior Journalist Trainers after more than 15 years as a reporter, presenter and editor.
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Nick Raistrick, Director of Training

Nick is an editor, journalist, trainer and broadcaster with experience in research, commissioning, editing and programme-making, as well a strong background in new media. He worked at the BBC for nearly a decade, as a web editor, journalist, producer and finally as journalism training editor at the World Service Trust, where he managed the BBC’s online journalism training portal, iLearn, overseeing its expansion into more than a dozen languages and twenty territories worldwide, including India, Somalia, Nigeria and China. Nick built local teams and helped them to deliver online and face-to-face training. Nick’s freelance training work has included projects for Internews, Panos, DfID and the Cabinet Office in Kashmir, Nigeria and the UK.
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