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

Look who's spending some time @UBCJournalism as a visiting scholar - none other than the renowned journalism studies prof @thorstenquandt! #ubc #ubcgrad

Oct 12 - 19h/7 pm
Prof @hermida @UBCJournalism will be discussing AI & journalism at @uottawa @cmnuo/Le “bon, le brut et le truand” de l’intelligence artificielle dans le journalisme (en anglais avec traduction en français). Inscriptions/Register here: