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19 November, 2015

Robb bio

Robb Montgomery
Video and design thinking consultant

RRobb Montgomery is a video and innovation expert based in Berlin, Germany and the author of "A Field Guide for Mobile Journalism.”

As a WAN-IFRA consultant, he works with journalists to develop mobile video projects and as a design-thinking expert, he leads internal teams at media companies to rapidly develop actionable prototypes and new products.

For Media Development projects in Egypt and Georgia, Montgomery developed the world's first mobile journalism school and has trained thousands of journalists in video storytelling, social media, and design thinking processes.

He produces diploma courses on mobile journalism at FH Vienna Journalism School, EFJ Journalism School (Paris) and the Danish School of Journalism.

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

In 2014 he launched the Smart Film School — an e-learning platform with course packs of video tutorials that teach social video, mobile journalism and documentary filmmaking.

These courses are used by reporters at CNN, The New York Times, Reuters, BBC, RTÉ Ireland TV, and many public broadcasters like VRT in Belgium and Mediacorp in Singapore. His MOJO course is a required subject for every student at the EFJ journalism school in France.

Montgomery previously served as an editorial art director for the Chicago Tribune, Page One editor for the Chicago-Sun-Times, and has redesigned several major newspapers including the Chicago Sun Times and the San Francisco Examiner.

His work with the investigative journalism team at the Sun-Times won him recognition at the Peter Lisagor awards and he has been awarded top honors in Society of News Design competitions since 1992.

Channel News Asia, CNN, Mediacorp, WAN-IFRA, VRT Broadcasting, Singapore Press Holdings, Journalism Co.UK, Canal France International, Radio Free Europe, IREX, Radio Liberty, France24, 24 Sata, Institute of Physics, University of Vienna, Michigan State University, University of London, Stockholm University, Newslex Asia, International Journalism Festival, and the Toronto Star.
Designer of the mobile-first newsroom

Founder of the Smart Film School

Expert lecturer on mobile video