Emanuel Karlsten


Emanuel Karlsten is a prominent journalist and speaker specializing in digitalization, social media, and their impact on democracy and society. He is a well-known columnist for Göteborgsposten and explains internet phenomena on TV4’s Nyhetsmorgon. Emanuel runs Sweden’s most popular media podcast, Mediepodden, and conducts reader-funded journalism on his site, recognized with the Great Journalist Award.

He is the chairman of the Media Academy, a member of the Gothenburg Film Festival, and has been named Super Communicator multiple times, known for his strong presence on social media. Emanuel has been ranked as one of Sweden’s 99 most influential people for several years and has been a jury member in international media competitions such as the Inma Awards and Asian Digital Media Awards. His summer talk in 2022 was among the most listened to.

Emanuel has a background as a news columnist for Dagens Nyheter, social media editor at Expressen, and as a host for P3 and P4. He founded the news collective Ajour and started his career as a web editor at Dagen. Emanuel has created one of Sweden’s largest tweets and Facebook statuses and has contributed to several anthologies, while being an active blogger.

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