He also works as a freelance journalist and travels frequently to countries in Southeast- and South Asia on assignments. In 2014 he was awarded with an honour award from the Swedish Red Cross for his reporting about boat refugees arriving to Sweden during the early 90’s.
His main research area is the growth of digital media and online journalism. From 2007 until 2012 he worked as an online editor at the regional newspaper Sydsvenskan in Malmö. In 2012 he studied the growth of online journalism in Vietnam as part of a research scholarship from Peter Melin Memorial Fund. In 2015 he received research grants from Journalistfonden to study the growth of digital media platforms in India.
Andreas Mattsson is the project coordinator of the Sweden-South Asia Media project that aims to connect Swedish journalists and media researchers to counterparts in the South Asian countries and to identify news ways of working with digitalized journalism. Since 2017 he is the director of the network Forskare möter Filmare (translated: Researchers meets Film makers) at Lund University.
During 2017 and 2018, he has coordinated the project Ung i Malmö (translate: Youth in Malmö), a collaboration between School of Journalism at Lund University and Malmö town. The aim of the project is to equip teenagers with journalistic work methods and let them report about Malmö with a youth perspective.