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Award-winning online news pioneer, digital media scholar and journalism professor with more than two decades in digital journalism.

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Alfred Hermida

Among the top 2% of research scientists worldwide as measured by Stanford University scholars

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New work published in a book on Ai and journalism

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Research has been published in top tier journals, including Digital Journalism, Journalism and Journalism Studies.

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Studies explore the transformation of media, with a focus on emerging news practices, media innovation, social media and data journalism

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Teaching focuses on digital journalism, social media, media innovation and new forms of story-telling

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Combines academic rigour with a journalist’s sensibility on how to tell a compelling story

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In the media

Frequent commentator in the media on how new communication technologies are affecting how we live, work and play

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Periodismo e inteligencia artificial
New articles on AI and journalism

A new book on AI and journalism includes two contributions from me.

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Google’s $100 million to Canada’s news industry is a small price to pay to avoid regulation

Read my article for The Conversation Canada on how Google outplayed Ottawa over Bill C-18.

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Media appearances on Meta’s news blocking

Featured on TV, radio and online on the consequences of Bill C-18.

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Interviewed on Threads by Al Jazeera English

I raised concerns about Meta's dominance in the interview on Threads for Al Jazeera English.

Creative works

Alfred Hermida produces music and is a keen photographer. Learn more


Electronic dance music


UXB produces anthemic dance music to nourish the soul

Void Vanguard

Nu metal

Void Vanguard

Void Vanguard captures the raw power and darkness of nu metal


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A selection of photos


Alfred Hermida can be reached at the School of Journalism, Writing, and Media at the University of British Columbia

alfred.hermida AT

Sing Tao Building, 6388 Crescent Road, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2, Canada

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