HERMIDA, Alfred




Author Tags: Education, Non-Fiction

Alfred Hermida is an Associate Professor at University of British Columbia School of Journalism, and a founding member of the BBCNews.com website. An online news pioneer, digital media scholar and educator, Hermida was named an IBM CAS Canada Research Faculty Fellow in 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 2011, he was awarded the UBC President’s Award for Public Education through Media.

Hermida’s teaching and research explores ways digital technologies are effecting journalistic practices, social media and emerging genres of journalism. Tell Everyone: How the Stories We Share Shape What We Know and Why It Matters (Doubleday Canada $29.95) delves into how our ability to create and share news, shapes the information we depend on to make informed decisions. The urge to share is transforming the world, toppling governments and shaming international corporations, while at the same time, spreading gossip, rumour and lies. Hermida’s insight into our changing media landscape equips him with the knowledge and insight to offer us ways to navigate the streams of information that shape how we view the world.

BOOKS:

Tell Everyone: How the Stories We Share Shape What We Know and Why It Matters (Doubleday Canada 2014) $29.95 9780385679565

[BCBW 2014]