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19 November, 2015

Robb bio

Robb Montgomery
Mobile video and design thinking consultant

Robb Montgomery is a recognized authority in video journalism and media lab design-thinking processes.

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

As a WAN-IFRA consultant he works with broadcasters and media outlets to develop their mobile and social video expertise. As a design-thinking expert, he leads cross-disciplinary teams at media labs to develop actionable prototypes and pitches.

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

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

As a consultant, 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, Reuters, and in newsrooms and journalism schools everywhere.

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

He is a former visual editor for the Chicago Tribune Chicago Sun-Times and has led redesign projects at the Sun-Times, The Examiner and Leadership newspapers.

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