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

Keynote speaker at the 27th International Congress of the Spanish Society of Journalism (May 2021)

On Twitter

Should the government step in to help news organisations that can’t make enough money on their own? Data from #DNR21

yes | no
🇬🇧 11% | 53%
🇩🇪 21% | 50%
🇪🇸 20% | 51%
🇫🇷 25% | 41%
🇮🇹 31% | 42%
🇸🇪 22% | 42%
🇺🇸 18% | 51%
🇮🇳 51% | 28%
🇯🇵 20% | 35%

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Join our Director @KamalAlSolaylee tonight at the Vancouver Writers Fest where he will be discussing his book, Return along with @DiCintio at 8 p.m!📢