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Journalist, speaker and advisor on digital media. Winner of the Swedish Grand national journalism award, 2020. Considered one of Sweden’s most influential people on social media, and a sought after speaker both on a local and international level for businesses across all industries and sectors.

Columnist in major newspaper Göteborgs-posten, and radio host on one of Sweden’s biggest radio shows.

Chairman of the Swedish Media Academy and board member of Göteborg Film Festival, the biggest film festival in the Nordics.

Examples of work:

Together with client Aftonbladet we created an open investigation-model for journalism that led to several nominations at the Grand investigative journalism awards. As a radio host I was awarded the ”Grand national radio award” and as a journalist I 2020 won the biggest prize for journalist: Swedish grand journalism award, for my work during the pandemic.

Previously I have co-founded the now disused citizen journalism-project Ajour. 2014-2019 juror of Digital media Asia awards. 2017-2019 juror at the INMA awards.

As a speaker I work both nationally and internationally, and have lectured on many of the worlds biggest newspapers, as Hindustan Times in Dehli, Manorama Malayala in Kerala, India, and VnExpress in Vietnam, and several media houses in Singapore.
As a speaker, lecturer and trainer my areas are mainly these:

Digital media trends
How to use social media in an ever changing world. Understanding the concept of what makes internet social will make your business adapt more easily to changes. Understanding how the web is moving right now will help you make the right strategic decisions that will save you money and increase your revenue.

Creating digital strategy
Finding the right way for you or your business to move forward in an ever changing world. A digital workshop that will allow you to find key performance indicators, so you’ll know your social media presence is never wasted.

Journalism in the digital era
Learning how journalism should be practiced in collaboration with the readers, and how to navigate in a digital infrastructure.

Social media and CSR
How your company should use social media to showcase your CSR or to earn the trust of the customer.


–          I value social media more now
–          Cool fun and relevant
–          Awesome – more!
–          Very good, excellent, inspiring
–          Cannot escape SM now
–          I liked the guy and the energy

Contact Emanuel Karlsten on kontakt@emanuelkarlsten.se
Cell: +46702772030

Photo free to use with attribution to photographer Stina Stjernkvist (alternative 1) (alternative 2) (alternative 3)

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