Alfred Hermida at KBS in South Korea

Alfred Hermida PhD

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 chapter on universities as a ‘giant newsroom’ (February 2022)

On Twitter

The 2022 winners of the CJC Publisher’s Awards:

@YasminJiwani @Concordia and @marylynnyoung @UBCJournalism for their article “Missing and Murdered Women: Reproducing Marginality in News Discourse.”

New #DontCallMeResilient podcast episode: Unmarked graves of 215 Indigenous children were found in #Kamloops a year ago: What’s happened since?

Listen to @writevinita’s conversation with @haleylewis_ & @VeldonCoburn of @IIRSuOttawaIREA @uottawa: