Alfred Hermida

assistant professor, School of Journalism, University of British Columbia
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Alfred Hermida is a multimedia journalism pioneer who now teaches at the University of British Columbia. He was a founding member of the award-winning BBCNews.com Web site in 1997 and was the daily news editor for four years, during which time the site was widely recognized as one of the best online news services in the world. Later, as technology editor for the Web site, he wrote extensively about trends in new media and helped launch a BBC technology news podcast. In the summer of 2006, he joined the graduate School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia to set up a new course in multi-platform journalism, which focuses on innovative story-telling methods, looking at new styles of narrative that take advantage of the simultaneous use of text, hypertext, photos, audio, video and interactive elements. He has also launched a course in science journalism, which brings together journalism and science graduate students. The course takes a critical look at the reporting of science and the challenges in covering such a complex and rapidly evolving area. Hermida worked as a journalist for the BBC for a total of 16 years. Early on in his career, he spent four years as a foreign correspondent in the Middle East for BBC TV and radio, covering military coups, presidential assassinations and the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. Hermida keeps a blog on trends in digital journalism at www.reportr.net.

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