He is a lead trainer for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, WAN-IFRA, Journalism Co UK and IREX and teaches the certificate course in Digital Storytelling for the public information officers of the United Nations.
He teaches journalists and TV correspondents in more than 30 countries for Reuters, CNN, IREX, The New York Times, Journalism Co UK, Mediacorp, Radio Free Europe, TVN, BILD, INTERNEWS, and VRT public broadcasters.
He leads courses in digital and mobile journalism at universities in Paris, Berlin, London, Cairo, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Singapore.
His Smart Film School courses and textbooks are accredited by more than 100 schools and universities.
He holds a b.a. in Journalism (1990 - Eastern Illinois University).