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Alfred Hermida

Alfred Hermida is an award-winning online news pioneer and journalism educator. He is an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Journalism, the University of British Columbia, where he leads the integrated journalism program. He was a founding news editor of the BBC News website. He blogs at

Stories by Alfred Hermida


Ottawa Shooting: News as Immediate, Messy, Public Process

Social media has changed how we know and respond to events.

By Alfred Hermida, 25 Oct 2014


Canwest, OpenFile Bet on Local News

A fallen print empire and a digital news start-up each hope public appetite for local coverage can revitalize the media in Canada.

By Alfred Hermida, 19 May 2010