Johan Jarlbrink is a senior lecturer in media studies and associate professor in media history at the Department of Culture and Media Studies, Umeå University. His research has been focused on the material culture of journalism, the history of reading, and various kinds of newspaper archives. A few projects on the history of technology has been based on large-scale text analysis and computational methods. Recent publications include ”Cultural heritage as digital noise. Nineteenth century newspapers in the digital archive” (Journal of Documentation, 2017), ”Telegrafen på distans. Ett digitalt metodexperiment” (Scandia, 2018), and Informations- och avfallshantering. Mediearkeologiska perspektiv på det långa 1800-talets tidningar (2019).