Alfred Hermida is an online news pioneer, digital media scholar and journalism educator.
The BBC veteran journalist leads the integrated journalism programme at the graduate School of Journalism of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He was named an IBM CAS Canada Research Faculty Fellow in 2010 and was a finalist in the New Media BC 2009 PopVox Individual Stand Out Awards in the Digital Education category.
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 M/C Journal. His research interests include participatory journalism, social media and emerging genres of digital journalism.