🚀  Author, Mobile Journalism textbook
🎬 Director, Smart Film School in Berlin

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Portrait of film director and author, Robb Montgomery

Robb Montgomery is an American mobile journalism expert based in Berlin. 

He is the author of Smartphone Video Storytelling and Mobile Journalism textbooks and the chair of the Mobile Journalism Awards competition.

His documentary films have been awarded at global film festivals and he trains journalists for CNN, Reuters, The New York Times, Journalism Co UK, Mediacorp, Radio Free Europe, Hindustan Times, Channel News Asia, BILD, InterNews, and VRT public broadcasters.

His certificate courses (hosted by the Smart Film School) are used by journalism schools and media organizations worldwide. 


• Former editor: Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times

• Journalism professor

• Digital Transformation consultant for United Nations, Reuters Foundation, Red Cross, IREX, WAN-IFRA, and HT Media.

• Filmmaker / Winner of Film Festivals in L.A., Berlin and Moscow.

• Chair, Mobile Journalism Awards

• Mobile Creator


Smartphone Video Storytelling (2018 Taylor & Francis, New York & London)

Videos mit dem Smartphone (2019 dPunkt Verlag – German language edition)

Mobile Journalism (2020 Visual Editors, Chicago)

He founded the Smart Film School in 2014 as an online academy offering certificate courses and campus licenses for schools.

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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