Mehlsen Media studies new trends within education, media and technology, and transforms our findings into usable knowledge and ideas.
Mehlsen Media is a research company specialized in educational media as well as digital children and youth. We help organizations to obtain new knowledge about children and young people, and develop strategies that put knowledge into practice. We call ourselves brokers between research and practice.
We study the younger digital generations; The Smartest Generation who grow up surrounded by smart technologies. Our key question is: Does smart technology make us smarter - or dumber? Through research and journalism, we assess the correlation between media, technology and learning - and how we get the best and smartest results out of the fast developing technological impact on society.
We create quality content, concepts and strategies for various organizations and companies in the educational and media sectors. Our methods come from a wide range of academic traditions: communications and media studies, sociology, anthropology, psychology, and ICT.
Mehlsen Media is founded by Camilla Mehlsen and based in Copenhagen, Denmark, but available for work worldwide.
Who are we?
Owner and director of Mehlsen Media. Camilla is specialized in digital learning, and media development and has a long career in academia and journalism. She is external consultant at The Danish Evaluation Institute and project manager of the Digital Education Programme at the Center for Information and Bubble Studies, University of Copenhagen.
Camilla is the author of several books. Her recent book The Testpilots of Technology is a research-based investigation of the younger generations and of what they should learn in a digital age.
Camilla has written extensively on education, culture and technology. Her work has been published in various newspapers and magazines, e.g. Fortune Magazine, (inside) Design Magazine and Politiken.
Camilla's book The Globalists explores what globalization means in various industries - from shipping to fashion - and how it transforms the lives of you and me.
She is an experienced speaker and moderator, and facilitates workshops about education, learning and media trends. She has interviewed hundreds of leading international thinkers, such as Francis Fukuyama, Robert D. Putnam, and Barbara Fredrickson.
Camilla holds an MA from University of Copenhagen and has also studied at Université Charles de Gaulle and South Georgia College. Fluent in Danish and English and speaks German and French.
Alona V. V. Andersen
Junior Consultant at Mehlsen Media. Alona has theoretical and practical experience with communication, digital media, organizational change and culture, learning as well as conflict mediation. She also works with strategic use of social media, networking, identity, photography and photo journalism.
Alona lectures and gives inspirational talks about intelligent use of Instagram. The work with Instagram has brought Alona on travels to places such as Portugal, the UK and Brazil.
Alona is a Master student of Digital Innovation and Management at the University of IT in Copenhagen (ITU). She is a junior researcher at ETOS Lab at ITU. Fluent in Danish, English, Portuguese and knows German and Spanish.