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Robb Montgomery is a globally-recognized video journalism and innovation expert based in Berlin, Germany.

He is @VideoJournalist on Twitter.
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.

His training 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.

Every student at the EFJ journalism school in France is required to take his mobile journalism course.

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.

He has led innovation teams to develop new products for news consumers throughout his career.

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.






Recent projects

  1. Designer of the first mobile newsroom - The S.M.A.R.T. Media Lab
  2. A state of the art video studio built entirely around mobile journalism.
  3. Founder of The Smart Film School
  4. Professional e-Learning courses used by top journalism schools
  5. Expert on mobile journalism and social video
  6. Montgomery presents mobile storytelling trends at international conferences.
  7. Author of A Field Guide for Mobile Journalism."