Robb Montgomery has taught multimedia journalism in more than 40 countries since 2005. He is the author of two textbooks: Smartphone Video Storytelling and Mobile Journalism. His documentary films have won top prizes at film festivals in Hollywood, Moscow and Berlin.

Based in Berlin, Montgomery leads mobile journalism and digital storytelling training programs for clients worldwide: Both online and in person.

He is the Lead Trainer for Mobile Journalism for: Thomson Reuters Foundation, United Nations, Red Cross, BILD, Radio Free Europe, Journalism CO UK, WAN-IFRA, Russ Media & more.

Montgomery teaches mobile journalism and design thinking courses at journalism schools like the Scripps School at Ohio University, Stockholm University, American University Cairo, and the EFJ school of journalism in France.

He is the chair for the Mobile Journalism Awards and is a former editor of the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times. He founded the Smart Film School in 2015 as an online academy offering certificate courses and campus licenses for schools.

His training courses are used by reporters at CNN, WAN-IFRA, Mediacorp, BBC, Journalism Co UK, The New York Times, BILD, Russ Media, 24Sata, VRT public television, TV8, RTL, TVN, the United Nations, and Reuters.

Montgomery teaches mobile journalism and design thinking seminars at journalism schools like the Scripps School at Ohio University, Stockholm University, American University Cairo, and the EFJ school of journalism in France.

He is the chair for the Mobile Journalism Awards.

He founded the Smart Film School in 2015 as an online academy offering certificate courses and campus licenses for schools.

In 2011 he developed the mobile journalism training program for Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty broadcast reporters and has trained more than 20,000 storytellers in smartphone video production methods with Smart Film School certificate courses.

He was named the Ashoka Storyteller in Residence for 2015.

He holds a b.a. in Journalism (1990 – Eastern Illinois University).

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