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23 May, 2013

About Robb Montgomery

Mobile video authority and founder of the Smart Film School

Robb Montgomery is the author of "A Field Guide for Mobile Journalism," the founder of the Smart Film School, and the CEO of Visual Editors.

He works with broadcasters and publishers to develop their mobile and social video expertise.

As a consultant for IREX Media Development projects in Egypt, Georgia he developed the world's first mobile journalism school and trained thousands of journalists in video storytelling, social media and digital reporting methods.

In 2014 he launched the Smart Film School to bring mobile video training to everyone with a smartphone.


Montgomery develops workflows and training for broadcasters and publishers to help their reporters report and file social video and multimedia story packages from the field.

His training courses are used by reporters at The New York Times, CNN, Channel News Asia, Singapore NewsMedia, and in newsrooms and journalism schools everywhere.


Montgomery produces workshops, lectures and story lab projects at universities in Europe, Asia and the USA.

He was elected as a "Storyteller in Residence" for the Ashoka Foundation in 2015.

Since 2005, has worked as a media consultant and designed the world's first mobile-first newsroom and journalism school in Tbilisi Georgia for USAID and IREX.

He is a former visual editor for the Chicago Tribune Chicago Sun-Times.

He is based in Berlin, Germany.


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