University of British Columbia
Alfred Hermida is an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia. He is an award-winning online news pioneer, having been a founding news editor of the BBC News website. During 16 years at the BBC, he worked in television, radio and online, covering regional, national and international news. His work has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Times of London and The Guardian. His research interests include participatory journalism, emerging genres of digital journalism and new integrated models of journalism education. His research has appeared in Journalism Practice and he writes on developments in digital journalism at Reportr.net.
ArticlesIn a TED talk in June 2009, media scholar Clay Shirky cited the devastating earthquake that struck the Sichuan province of China in May 2008 as an example of how media flows are changing. He explained how the first reports of the quake came not from traditional news media, but from local residents who sent...Read more