Alfred Hermida at KBS in South Korea

Alfred Hermida PhD

Director and 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

New paper in Digital Journalism proposes five analytical dimensions to investigate journalism on Twitter and Instagram.(August 2020)

On Twitter

Excellent piece by @MaxwellACameron via @ConversationCA.

"The melée in Washington looked like the early stages of what in the Latin American context would be described as an attempted “self-coup” or autogolpe." #ImpeachandRemove

Ya puedo adelantar que en 2022 coordinaré el especial sobre News Sharing que publicará Communication & Society (@JournalCommSoc).

Y junto a dos referencias como @paco_segado y @Hermida. Anótalo y envía tu propuesta. No dirás que no avisamos con tiempo