Alfred HermidaAlfred Hermida Ph.D. is an award-winning online news pioneer, digital media scholar and journalism educator. An associate professor at the Graduate School of Journalism, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, his research on the intersection of communication technologies, journalism and the networked society has been published in Journalism StudiesJournalism Practice and the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media.

Prof Hermida is the author of Tell Everyone: Why We Share and Why It Matters, (DoubleDay Canada), out on October 14, 2014. He is co-author of Participatory Journalism: Guarding Open Gates at Online Newspapers (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011). He is a 16-year veteran of the BBC and was a founding news editor of the BBC News website in 1997.