Publications

Alfred Hermida has gained an international reputation as an authority on new media, with his research appearing in top tier journals such as the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Journalism Practice, Journalism Studies and Digital Journalism.

His latest book, co-authored with Mary Lynn Young, is Data Journalism and the Regeneration of News, published in 2019 by Routledge. He is the author of the award-winning book, Tell Everyone: Why We Share and Why It Matters, published in October 2014 by DoubleDay Canada. He is also co-editor of the SAGE Handbook of Digital Journalism, published in 2016, and co-author of Participatory Journalism: Guarding Open Gates at Online Newspapers, published in 2011 by Wiley-Blackwell.

His research projects span the academy and industry.

Books

Journal articles

Book chapters

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Conference proceedings

Refereed conference papers:

  • Mellado, Claudia and Alfred Hermida. The promoter, the celebrity, and the joker: Operationalizing emerging journalistic roles in new media logics. International Communications Association annual conference, Gold Coast, Australia, May 21-25. (Virtual conference due to COVID-19).
  • Hermida, Alfred, and Mary Lynn Young. Founders, journalism startups and saving the media. International Communications Association annual conference, Gold Coast, Australia, May 21-25. (Virtual conference due to COVID-19).
  • Young, Mary Lynn, and Alfred Hermida. Who benefits? Winners and losers in Canada’s media policy. International Communications Association annual conference, Gold Coast, Australia, May 21-25. (Virtual conference due to COVID-19).
  • Hermida, Alfred, and Mary Lynn Young. Transition or transformation? The precarity of responses to journalism market failure. The Future of Journalism Conference, Cardiff, Wales. September 11-13, 2019.
  • Hermida, Alfred and Mary Lynn Young. From peripheral to integral: Negotiated gatekeeping in not-for-profit journalism. Inaugural Symposium on Media, Professions and Society. Volda, Norway: June 17-20, 2019.
  • Young, Mary Lynn, and Alfred Hermida. The potential and promise of nonprofit journalism: A case study of The Conversation Canada. Congress for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Communication Association (CCA). Vancouver, BC: June 3-6, 2019.
  • Hermida, Alfred, and Mary Lynn Young. A breath of fresh air: How nonprofit journalism is exposing the gaps in elite audience models of news. Congress for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Communication Association (CCA). Vancouver, BC: June 3-6, 2019.
  • Young, Mary Lynn and Alfred Hermida. How to launch a national media startup and not ‘save’ journalism.” World Economics and Media Management Conference (WMEMC), Cape Town, South Africa: May 6-9, 2018.
  • Young, Mary Lynn, Alfred Hermida, and Johanna Fulda. Free tools, limited resources: A content analysis of Canadian Data Journalism awards, 2012-2015, World Journalism Education Congress, Auckland, NZ: July 2016.
  • Anderson, C.W., David Domingo, Alfred Hermida, and Tamara Witschge. How Soon is Now? Normative, historical and critical approaches to the study of digital journalism, International Communication Association annual conference, Fukoka, Japan, 9-13 June 2016.
  • Hermida, Alfred and Mary Lynn Young. Negotiating Cultures Conference, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, October 2015.
  • Young, Mary Lynn, Alfred Hermida, and Emi Sasagawa. A Twitter influence analysis of #dylanfarrow, #woodyallen, over allegations of historic child sexual abuse, the Gender and Communication Section, International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) 2015, Montreal, QC: July 2015.
  • Young, Mary Lynn, Alfred Hermida, and Emi Sasagawa. Twitter influence analysis of #dylanfarrow, #woodyallen, over allegations of historic child sexual abuse, Social Media & Society, 2015 International Conference, Toronto, ON: July 2015.
  • Callison, Candis and Alfred Hermida, Voices of dissent: #Idlenomore as a contested space, Social Media and Society Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto, September 27, 2014.
  • Callison, Candis and Alfred Hermida, Hashtag dissent: Finding meaning in the counter-narrative of the #Idlenomore protests in Canada, International Communication Association annual conference, Seattle, May 23, 2014.
  • Herrera, Susana and Alfred Hermida, Tweeting but not talking: The missing element in Canadian talk radio’s use of Twitter paper, IAMCR annual conference, Dublin, June 26, 2013.
  • Zeller, Frauke and Alfred Hermida, Tradition meets immediacy and interaction: The influence of social media on journalism practices paper, Rethinking Media Journalism Practice conference, University of Winchester, May 31, 2013.
  • Hermida, Alfred, Seth Lewis and Rodrigo Zamith “Sourcing the Arab Spring: A Case Study of Andy Carvin’s Sources During the Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions” (PDF), International Symposium on Online Journalism, UT Austin, April 2012.
  • Venkatachary, Ranga and Hermida, Alfred (2011). “New Literacies, New Media and New Journalism? An Institutional Perspective on Transformative Pedagogy in Journalism Education”. ISSOTL 2011 conference, Oct 20 – 23, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
  • Hermida, Alfred (2011) “Tweets and Truth: Journalism as a Discipline of Collaborative Verification.” Future of Journalism conference, Cardiff University, September 2011.
  • Hermida, Alfred, Fred Fletcher, Darryl Korrell and Donna Logan (2011) “Your Friend as Editor: The shift to the personalised social news stream,” Future of Journalism conference, Cardiff University, September 2011.
  • Hermida, Alfred, David Domingo, Ari Heinonen, Steve Paulussen, Thorsten Quandt, Zvi Reich, Jane B. Singer and Marina Vujnovic, “The Active Recipient: Participatory Journalism Through the Lens of the Lippmann-Dewey Debate” (PDF), International Symposium on Online Journalism, UT Austin, April 2011.
  • Hermida, Alfred and Amanda Ash (2010) “Wikifying the CBC: Reimagining the remit of public service media,” (PDF), International Symposium on Online Journalism, University of Texas, Austin, April 2010.
  • Hermida, Alfred. “Twittering the News: The Emergence of Ambient Journalism“, Future of Journalism conference at Cardiff University, September 2009
  • Hermida, Alfred. 2008 ‘The BBC goes blogging: Is Auntie finally listening?’, 9th International Symposium on Online Journalism, University of Texas, Austin, USA, April 2008
  • Hermida, Alfred. and Thurman, Neil. (2007) ‘A clash of cultures: The integration of user-generated content within a professional journalistic framework at British newspaper websites’ paper presented to the Future of Newspapers Conference, Cardiff University, Wales, September 12-13 2007
  • Hermida, Alfred and Thurman, Neil (2007) ‘Comments please: How the British news media is struggling with user-generated content’ paper presented to the 8th International Symposium on Online Journalism, University of Texas, Austin, USA, March 31st (‘top rated paper’). Download PDF

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