Interested in applying to UBC Journalism School and have some questions? Join us for a live Twitter chat with director Alfred Hermida (@Hermida) to find out more about the program, the school’s approaches to journalism and teaching and what we offer.
He will be responding to questions during #UBCJchat from on Tuesday January 24 between 4-5p.m. PST.
To ask your question simply tweet @UBCJournalism using the hashtag #UBCJchat.
This is the last of the #UBCJchats series we’re holding throughout January.
Alfred is as a leading voice in scholarly research on implications of digital technologies for journalistic practices, social media and emerging genres of journalism. His award-winning book, Tell Everyone: Why We Share and Why It Matters, charts how our enhanced capacity to share information via social media is transforming what we know and how we know it.
He is currently developing The Conversation Canada with associate professor Mary Lynn Young, after being awarded approximately $200,000 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to support the launch of a national version of the globally successful non-profit academic journalism site, TheConversation.com.
He also developed the award-winning course Decoding Social Media, a joint offering with the Sauder School of Business.
The UBC Journalism submission deadline for applications is January 31st 2017 for September 2017 admission.