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 Digital Journalism, the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Journalism Practice and Journalism Studies.

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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