I’m 27 years old, uneducated but always curious. A boardgame and stout lover who lives in an apartment on Reimersholme in Stockholm with my girlfriend, I kind of stumbled into journalism in 2011.
At the age of 22, I wrote a series of blog entries on the topic of ”The greatest mysteries of the internet” (which you can read in Swedish here), and thanks to the massive response I promptly discovered that not many other people in Sweden wrote about the internet in quite the same way. I jumped between work places, including Swedish public service radio Sveriges radio, for a couple of years before I ended up on Metro.
There, I came up with the idea to the fact-checking effort Viralgranskaren (the Viral Reviewer) and together with co-creators Åsa Larsson and Linnea Jonjons, I was awarded the Swedish Grand Prize for Journalism in 2014.
The same fall, I wrote a book about creepypasta that came out as one of the first on the topic internationally. Later, in cooperation with Sveriges radio, I started a podcast partly based on the book.
Today, I’m a freelance journalist who’s writing a second book on fact-checking rumors, desinformation and hoaxes online, coming in spring 2017.
In fall 2015, I did a Tedx Talk about debunking viral rumors and how it’s much like researching todays urban legends. If you want to, you can see it here:
Well, anyway. Want to get in touch?