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Professor, School of Journalism, Writing, and Media, University of British Columbia

Alfred Hermida Ph.D. is co-founder of The Conversation Canada. He is an award-winning author, online news pioneer and media scholar, with two decades of experience in digital journalism. He is a full professor at the School of Journalism, Writing, and Media at the University of British Columbia, where his research explores the digital transformation of journalism, media innovation, social media and data journalism.

His books include Data Journalism and the Regeneration of News (Routledge 2019), co-authored with Mary Lynn Young, and Tell Everyone: Why We Share and Why It Matters (DoubleDay, 2014), winner of the 2015 National Business Book Award.

A founding news editor of the BBC News website in 1997, he spent 16 years working for the BBC in television, radio and online, including four years as a correspondent in North Africa and the Middle East.

Alfred Hermida Ph.D. est cofondateur de The Conversation Canada. Il est un auteur primé, un pionnier de l’information en ligne et un spécialiste des médias avec deux décennies d’expérience en journalisme numérique. Il est professeur dans l’école de journalisme, d'écriture et des médias de l’Université de Colombie-Britannique, où il s’intéresse à la transformation numérique des médias, les réseaux sociaux et le journalisme de données. Il est l’auteur de «Tell Everyone: Why We Share and Why It Matters».

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Journalism, University of British Columbia

Education

  • 1989 
    City University London, Post-graduate diploma
  • 1988 
    University College London, Master of Arts

Publications

  • 2020
    Dimensions of social media logics: Mapping forms of journalistic norms and practices on Twitter and Instagram, Digital Journalism
  • 2020
    Dimensions of social media logics: Mapping forms of journalistic norms and practices on Twitter and Instagram, Digital Journalism
  • 2020
    Post-Publication Gatekeeping: The Interplay of Publics, Platforms, Paraphernalia, and Practices in the Circulation of News Authors, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
  • 2019
    From peripheral to integral? A digital-born journalism not for profit in a time of crises, Media and Communication
  • 2019
    Data journalism and the regeneration of news, Routledge
  • 2014
    Tell Everyone: Why We Share and Why It Matters, DoubleDay Canada
  • 2011
    Participatory Journalism: Guarding Open Gates at Online Newspapers, Wiley-Blackwell.

Professional Memberships

  • International Communication Association