Lydia Timmons, PhD.

Assistant Professor, Department of Communications

photo_timminsDr. 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.

Areas of Research:
Digital/New Media
Local TV news
News ethics
Relationship between audience and media
Media convergence
TV production Keeping the “J” in Journalism

Recent Publications & Awards:
2009. “Wednesday’s Child: Juiara” Adoption Exchange Association 2009 National Wednesday’s Child Award

2005. Timmins, L.R. & Lombard M. When “Real” Seems Mediated: Inverse Presence. PRESENCE: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments,14 (4), pp. 492- 500.

Timmins, L.R. (2003) Buying Into the Tech Revolution: How News Media Promote Human Technology Interaction. Paper presented at the 5th Annual SCAT Competitive Graduate Student Research Forum.

2002. Emmy Nomination. “The Philadelphia Regional Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences”, Magazine Format Broadcast “NBC 10 at 10”.

2001. Emmy Nomination. “The Philadelphia Regional Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences”, Talk Program “Republican Convention”.

Contact Information:
o/ 244 Pearson Hall
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
e/ lydiat@udel.edu
p/ 302-831-3567

Additional links:
University of Delaware Department of Communication
UD Communication Student Video Projects

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