Alfred Hermida at KBS in South Korea

Alfred Hermida PhD

Professor, UBC School of Journalism, Writing, and Media
Co-founder, The Conversation Canada


Award-winning online news pioneer, digital media scholar and journalism professor with more than two decades in digital journalism


Research explores the transformation of media, with a focus on emerging news practices, media innovation, social media and data journalism


Combines academic rigour with a journalist’s sensibility on how to tell a compelling story


Teaching focuses on digital journalism, social media, media innovation and new forms of story-telling

In the media

Frequent commentator in the media on how new communication technologies are affecting how we live, work and play

Recent news

I have being ranked among the top 2% of research scientists worldwide as measured by citations. (March 2021)

On Twitter

Check this out👉🏾We're excited to feature alumni @rumneeek and @caroleugenepark, founders of media company @DecomplicatedCa who talk about their daily newsletter and podcast and share what a collaboration with parent company @OverstoryMedia means to them.⬇️

“How to rescue journalism in an age of lies” - will tweet some highlights from @camposmello's 2021 Reuters Memorial Lecture in thread - we will post her lecture, video, and more after the event. 1/N