Nils has over 35 years of experience and has covered around 500 investigations. His handbook on investigative journalism has become a classic in Sweden.
Between 2003 and 2018 he was the editor-in-chief at Mission Investigate at Swedish public broadcaster SVT.
In 2010 he became a visiting professor at the University of Gothenburg. Seven years later, he was appointed honorary doctor at the same university. The motivation included the following: “Nils Hanson’s enormous contribution to the development of the field has been to devise a method to systematize journalistic research (to more closely resemble scientific methods), quality-assure the journalistic results and work for greater openness and transparency in journalism”.
Today Nils Hanson continues working as a freelancing editor and reporter, besides doing lectures on investigative journalism in Sweden and many other countries. He is also the annual Investigative Reporting Summer School program director in Riga, Latvia.