University of Delaware
244 Pearson Hall
Newark, DE 19716
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.
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
Local TV news, news ethics,media ethics, media audience, telepresence, inverse presence
Timmins, L. R., & Lombard, M. (2005). When “real” seems mediated: Inverse presence. Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 14(4), 492-500.
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