Malin Picha Edwardsson

Journalism · Södertörn University Stockholm, Sweden — Head of Department

Research Areas

  • Journalism
  • Media Production and Innovation
  • Media, Information and Communication Technology

Ongoing Projects

Highlighted publications

Al-Saqaf, Walid and Picha Edwardsson, Malin (2019) Could blockchain save journalism? : An explorative study of blockchain’s potential to make journalism a more sustainable business. In Blockchain and Web 3.0: Social, Economic, and Technological Challenges / [ed] Massimo Ragnedda & Giuseppe Destefanis, London: Routledge, 2019, 1, s. 97-113

Hultén, Gunilla and Picha Edwardsson, Malin (2016) Storylab lessons – a collaborative project between educations in journalism and media technology. Nordicom Review.

Picha Edwardsson, M. (2015) Towards a sustainable media system – Explorative studies of emerging media consumption trends and media processes for content production. Doctoral thesis in Media Technology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.

About

My research stands on two legs: Journalism and Media technology. I have an education in journalism (M.A. in Journalism) from Stockholm University, and I worked as an editor for 15 years before I started as a project assistant and project manager in a number of digital development projects at the Swedish Media Publishers’ Association in 2006. In 2010, I was given the opportunity to become an industrial PhD-student in Media technology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. I defended my PhD thesis in May 2015. The title of the thesis is: Towards a sustainable media system – Explorative studies of emerging media consumption trends and media processes for content production.
My focus since spring 2015 has been on digital storytelling, automated processes in the news industry, fact-checking and verification tools, and blockchain technology. I have also been involved in recent research projects about innovations to increase dialogue and reader engagement in the new media landscape, and about innovations to enhance local journalism.