Robb Montgomery founded Visual Editors as a non-profit in 2004 to provide education resources for visual journalism scholars and promote excellence in visual journalism worldwide. The original forums were coded in PHP and were active for four years. The discussions moved to a LinkedIn Group in 2008.

The non-profit organization is focused now on building new educational resources, tools and opportunities for visual journalism.

  • Visual Editors is more than 2,100 members in a LinkedIn Group
  • Visual Editors is more than 2,000 members in a Facebook Group
  • And Vizeds serves thousands of Twitter followers with new job openings


The @Media_Pros jobs feed that has over 4,700 followers.
@Media_Pros @Design_Jobs
Educational purpose
The non-profit provides free learning opportunities to students and the public through online forums, journalism critiques, social media, and seminars. The Visual Editors peer-to-peer education concept helps student journalists and also helps make journalism practices more transparent to lay people. 
Develops and embraces new technologies
Visual Editors pioneers new technologies to bring visual storytellers together. VizEds was using the power of social media years before that term or  the potential educational impact of this media was was widely understood.
Digital classrooms that never close  
Since 2004, Vizeds provides online educational resources, programming, podcasts, video lectures, and other instructional media to students and the public through online forums, journalism critiques, and seminars.  
An interactive, online learning laboratory
The not-for-profit offers interactive teaching tools to help high school and college students and teachers study and share state-of-the-art journalism techniques. Top media professionals from the world’s newsrooms volunteer their time in Visual Editors learning laboratories and workshops. 
Promotes the study of visual journalism
Visual Editors brings to the vanguard leading scholarly topics, journalism case studies, interviews, and media developments of interest to students of journalism. 
Used by students, journalists and educators
Visual Editors documents feedback from high school and college students students who are studying journalism using our teaching tools. Educators also use Visual Editors’ virtual classroom resources to research current journalism issues for their own classrooms. Students use Visual Editors resources to study the latest visual reporting, editing and design techniques, story forms, media trends, and interactive strategies.