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

Gently Reminder: Special Issue at @JournalCommSoc
edited by @jmnoguera, @Hermida and me
Manuscript deadline: November 2021. Spread the word! RTs are welcome

Have you checked out #DigitalJournalism's latest issue yet? Vol 8 Issue 7 features the lead article by @Hermida and @melladoclaudia, on #journalistic norms and practices on #socialmedia, available with FREE ACCESS. Click here for the link to the issue: