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Robb Montgomery


? Author, Mobile Journalism textbook
? Director, Smart Film School in Berlin

As a media development expert Montgomery leads training programs in Video Reporting, Digital Transformation and Broadcast Television.

He produce workshops with journalists and TV correspondents in more than 40 countries for Reuters, CNN, IREX, The New York Times, Journalism Co UK, Mediacorp, Radio Free Europe, TVN, BILD, and VRT public broadcasters.

Montgomery teaches at journalism schools in Paris, Berlin, London, Cairo, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Singapore.

His Smart Film School certificate courses and textbooks are accredited by more than 100 schools and universities.


• 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).