Robb Montgomery

Robb Montgomery leads a workshop at the International Investigative Journalism Film Festival.

Robb Montgomery

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Robb Montgomery’s documentary films have won film festivals in Hollywood, Moscow and Berlin and he is the author of two textbooks: Smartphone Video Storytelling and A Field Guide for Mobile Journalism.

Montgomery teaches mobile journalism seminars at the EFJ school of journalism in Paris, Ohio University, and the Danish School of Journalism.

He is the chair for the Mobile Journalism Awards and the founder of the Smart Film School.

Based in Berlin, Montgomery teaches mobile journalism and mobile filmmaking in over 30 countries.

He is a former editor for the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times and his online certificate 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.

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).

Robb is @Videojournalist on Twitter.