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UBC Emeritus College: General Meeting

March 23, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Alfred Hermida will discuss how the future of journalism is being shaped by approaches to journalism, innovation practices, business models and policy frameworks.

Alfred Hermida, Ph.D., is an award-winning online news pioneer, media scholar and journalism educator. With more than two decades of experience in digital journalism, his research addresses the transformation of news, media innovation, social media and data journalism. He is a professor at the University of British Columbia’s School of Journalism, Writing, and Media, where he served as director for five years. He is co-lead of the SSHRC-funded Global Journalism Innovation Lab. It examines how new revenue models, new policy frameworks, and new modes of audience engagement can support informed, knowledge-based journalism. He also co-founded The Conversation Canada in 2017. He was a BBC journalist for 16 years, including four in North Africa and the Middle East, before going on to be a founding news editor of the BBC News website in 1997.