Digital Storytelling For The Mobile Generation

Certificate Course developed for the UN: Develop compelling stories, projects and strategies that best serve your audience - wherever they are.

Course Summary


This is the 6-week, instructor-led Diploma Course authorized by the United Nations for their staff training.

In this masterclass you will learn how to plan , film, edit and measure the impact of audience-centered stories. 
All you need is a smartphone.

The instructor will lead the class each week with tutorials and projects. Participants will be able to share their projects and interact with classmates and the instructor as the make progress to the final project and certification.

Click on each course module below to see a detailed syllabus. Trainees need to commit to 4 hours per week to complete this course.

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Robb Montgomery is a professor of mobile journalism and the author of Smartphone Video Storytelling (Routledge – New York & London). He is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and former newspaper editor (Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune).

He teaches the certificate course in Digital Storytelling for the public information officers of the United Nations and trains reporters from CNN, The New York Times, Reuters, Channel News Asia, Belgian Public Television, Russ Media, Al Jazeera, and Singapore Press Holdings. 

In 2011 he developed the mobile journalism training program for Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty and has trained more than 20,000 storytellers in mobile video methods.

He holds a b.a. in Journalism (1990 - Eastern Illinois University).


He is @VideoJournalist on Twitter.

His clients include Reuters, CNN, Radio Free Europe, TVN, TVP, VRT, MTV3, France24, Al Jazeera, Mediacorp, Correctiv, Reporter Fabrik, Russ Media, APA, WAN-IFRA Asia, Channel News Asia, SPH, IREX, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Caritas, and The New York Times.

Course Pricing

  • Certificate course
  • $800

    Price pre trainee.

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