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

Untold story of journalism startups in Canada

On Twitter

We are looking forward to welcoming Ronson Chan as part of the @risj_oxford Fellowship. He is a distinguished and experienced journalist with much to share, and everyone here is looking forward to hosting him as part of the October cohort of journalists from all over the world.

Job alert! Come work with @marylynnyoung and I on our Global Journalism Innovation Lab @SSHRC_CRSH funded project at #UBC.

We're looking for an accomplished project manager.