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Robb Montgomery is a video and innovation expert based in Berlin, Germany and the author of "A Field Guide for Mobile Journalism.”
These e-learning 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.
The Mobile Journalism Course is a required subject for every student at the EFJ journalism school in France.
As a university professor, Montgomery produces diploma courses on mobile journalism at FH Vienna Journalism School, EFJ Journalism School (Paris) and the Danish School of Journalism.
The lessons taught in Smart Film School courses flow from the workshops that Montgomery runs for broadcast professionals.
He works with journalist teams at public broadcasters like Radio TV Belgium and Channel News Asia as well as with commercial broadcasters like MTV in Helsinki and CNN in Atlanta.
In these video tutorials, Montgomery takes you out on assignment with him to film in exotic locations in Egypt, Hong Kong, Patagonia, Austria, Slovakia, Germany, Singapore, Doha, Ireland, Scotland, and India.
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.
Montgomery was elected as a "Storyteller in Residence" for the Ashoka Foundation in 2015.