Alfred Hermida at KBS in South Korea
Alfred Hermida PhD

Director and associate professor, UBC School of Journalism
Co-founder, The Conversation Canada


Award-winning online news pioneer, digital media scholar and journalism educator 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 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

On Twitter

"For journalists working on the ground, a direct line can be traced between the president’s comments about members of the press and the violence inflicted on them" via @guardian

Difficult, important conversations about media+race in US and beyond these days.

Next week, @MeeraSelva1 & I run reading group for @risj_oxford community on topic, drawing on new section added to our selection of readings on journalism for journalists 1/5