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Lydia Timmins
Assistant Professor
University of Delaware
244 Pearson Hall
Newark, DE 19716
302-831-3567
302-521-4784

Biography

Professor Timmins earned a PhD in Mass Media and Communication from Temple University in 2010 and a MJ (Master’s of Journalism) from Temple in 2001. She brings more than 20 years of experience as a professional television journalist to the University. She worked in large and small-market TV stations in the Midwest and East Coast of the United States, spending 14 years at Philadelphia’s NBC10 as a producer, writer and digital editor. She has worked on-air and been a director, producer, photographer and editor. She has covered stories including the Clinton impeachment hearings, 9/11, the GOP National Convention in Philadelphia and the Amish school shootings. Her research interests focus on local television news and the impact it has on the audience, news media ethics, digital convergence and the field of telepresence.

Awards

​2014  DE Press Association Award, Faculty Advising of a Student Media Project​, 2014 National Federation of Press Women Award, Faculty Advising of a Student Media Project

Research Interests

​Local TV news, news ethics,media ethics, media audience, telepresence, inverse presence

Publications

​Timmins, L. R., & Lombard, M. (2005). When “real” seems mediated: Inverse presence. Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments14(4), 492-500.​

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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