Instructor-led training
with diplomas

Since 2015, Smart Film School diploma courses in mobile journalism, digital storytelling and broadcast video production have been taken by journalists, universities, media organizations, educators, and media development training programs worldwide.

 "We have used the online course packs on ‘Mobile Journalism’ with great effect on several of our continuing education programmes at DMJX. They are well produced with a good understanding of the online learning experience – and clearly made by a person who understands the challenges our students face."

Jens Haaning
Danish School of Media and Journalism

Smart Film School courses are used by thousands of students and instructors in schools and by journalists working in media organizations.

Recent projects

We develop custom training programs for:

UNited Nations

Instructor-led, certificate training in "Digital Storytelling for the Mobile Generation" for communications officers. Custom course design used to train UN communications officers in 26 duty stations worldwide.
Case study.

Journalism Co UK

We produce the Certificate course for Mobile Journalism. This 6-week instructor-led course is offered several times per year with our UK partner, Journalism Co UK.


Campus license for Mobile Journalism & Design Thinking course pack used by instructors to 'Flip the classroom' for students.


Media development license for Mobile Journalism certificate course used to train hundreds of women journalists in South Africa and Southeast Asia.

BILD - germany

We designed a custom mobile journalism training course for BILD reporters to master the essential skills for developing and launching a new Live TV news channel in Germany.

HT Media group - India

We developed the complete mobile journalism and digital transformation training program for 600 journalists of the Hindustan Times, MINT and related verticals at this large media organization.  An intense 12-week training program kicked off the year-long training effort to drive digital transformation across their newsrooms.

UNICEF - Montenegro

We are training the next generation of mobile journalists in eastern Europe with an intensive, project-based certificate training program produced in partnership with the Thomson Reuters Foundation. The instructor-led workshops combine on-demand tutorials, several story projects and live video interactions. 

Reporter Fabrik - germany

Correctiv in Germany has licensed our Mobile Journalism Masterclass certificate course and translated the video tutorials into German . They have the exclusive right to offer it to German-speaking journalists on their Web academy

Built by a journalism professor

Smart Film School courses are produced by Professor Robb Montgomery in his Berlin TV studio. The video-led tutorials are broadcast quality and teachers love them because they are project- oriented and adhere to pedagogical best practices. Progress tracking and assessments are included.

This not by accident: Montgomery's is the author of the "Mobile Journalism" - the textbook used by top universities and journalism schools.

As a professor, Montgomery leads academic seminars, workshops, and StoryLabs with students at journalism schools in Europe, U.S.A., Asia, and the Middle East. His first professor assignment was teaching journalism courses at the Medill School of Journalism in 2003.

Montgomery is a bona-fide journalist and award-winning documentary filmmaker. He has earned thousands of 5-star reviews of his online courses and has taught more than 30,000 journalists since 2007.

All of the examples shown in these courses feature his eye-catching story work filmed on assignment in more than 30 countries. Since 2007 Montgomery has been the video journalism expert most-called by the top media organizations to lead training programs and develop mobile journalism projects.

He is a former editor for the Chicago Tribune and was invited to the U.S Speakers program by the U.S. State department as the world expert on mobile journalism.

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