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Alfred Hermida

Digital media scholar

Alfred Hermida is a digital media scholar, journalism educator and online news pioneer.

Since 2006, he has been an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia, Canada.

Through his research at UBC, and his earlier work at the BBC, he has built an international reputation as an authority on new media, with his work appearing in Journalism Practice and New Media and Society.

His research interests include participatory journalism, social media and emerging genres of digital journalism. An award-winning journalist, Hermida is a 16-year veteran of the BBC and was a founding news editor of the BBC News website in 1997. He has also written for the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian and the Globe and Mail. He writes on developments in digital journalism at his award-winning blog Reportr.net.