Lydia Reeves Timmins
244 Pearson Hall
Department of Communication
Newark, DE 19716
Telephone: 302.831.3567 (office)
Ph.D. Temple University, Mass Media & Communication 2010
Dissertation: Appealing to the Audience: How Local TV News Content Producers Learn about the Viewers
M.J. Temple University, Master of Journalism 2001
B.A. The Pennsylvania State University, Telecommunications 1987
Manchester University, England Spring 1987
University of Delaware
Fall 2010-present Assistant Professor, Dept. of Communication
Spring 2008 Guest Lecturer & Student Project Assessor
Spring 2004 TV News Documentary, served as outside advisor
Spring 2010 Part-time Faculty, Communication Studies
2009-2010 Part-time Faculty, Department of Cinema & Television
2009-present Master’s theses advisor
Spring 2002 BTMM 395, Senior Seminar, Ambler Campus
Spring 2003 BTMM 55, Media Management & Organization
BTMM Master’s Colloquium
BTMM Journalism in Society
BTMM Intro to Mass Media
Broadcast and Digital Journalism
Writing for TV and TV production
Research and Publications
Conference papers and presentations
Panel Member. From Newsroom to Classroom. BEA, 2014, Las Vegas, NV
Panel Member. Power Producing. BEA, 2014, Las Vegas, NV
Respondent. Educated Uncertainty: Four Perspectives on Teaching the Physics and Romance of TV Technology to Non-Technical Learners. BEA, 2014, Las Vegas, NV
Co-presenter. Digital Storytelling: From Social Media to Multimedia. Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, Bethesda, MD May 2013.
Panel Member. Academic Integrity in Skills Courses. BEA 2013, Las Vegas, NV.
Co-Presenter. Biology and Journalism: Writing Collaboratively. Tuesday Tech Talk Series, University of Delaware, February 2013.
Timmins, L. R. (2012) From the Inside: Examining Audience Influence on Local TV News. Paper presented at BEA (Broadcast Educators Association) 2012, Las Vegas, NV. Paper won best debut paper award as well as first place in the News Division.
Panel Member. Transmedia Storytelling and Convergence: Teaching Students to Think of the Big Picture, BEA 2012, Las Vegas, NV.
Panel Member. Adventures in Academe: Professional Broadcasters Discuss Their New Careers in University Settings, BEA 2012, Las Vegas, NV.
Panel Member. The News Literacy Movement: An Issue with Answers, BEA 2012, Las Vegas, NV.
Panel Member. Industry-University Collaboration: Integrating Experiential Learning into the Television Curriculum, BEA 2012, Las Vegas, NV.
Learning Technology Consortium, 2011, Invited Faculty Presenter, “Open Textbooks in the Classroom”. (University of Delaware)
Middle East Partnership Initiative, 2011, Invited Speaker, “American Journalism and Persuasion”. (University of Delaware)
Public Engagement in Material Cultures Institute, 2011, Invited Speaker, “Creating the Story”. (University of Delaware)
Excellence in Journalism 2011, Invited Digital Media Reporter (RTDNA/SPJ)
Timmins, L. R. & Lombard, M (2003). When “Real” Seems Mediated: Anti-Presence. Paper presented at PRESENCE 2003, The 5th Annual International Workshop on Presence, in Aalborg, Denmark.
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.
Timmins, L. (2013). “Report: BEA ‘Academic Integrity in Skills Courses’ Panel”, Media Ethics. Spring 2013, V. 24, No. 2. http://mediaethicsmagazine.com/index.php/browse-back-issues/145-spring-2013/3998860-bea-academic-integrity-in-skills-courses-panels
Timmins, L. (2011). “9/11 Remembered: The media 10 years later”, DFM News, September 7, 2011. http://www.delawarefirst.org/16983-911-remembered-media-10-years/
Timmins, L. R. (ongoing) “From the Newsroom to the Classroom” Bi-monthly articles posted to the website of RTDNA, the world’s leading organization for electronic journalists. http://www.rtdna.org/pages/posts/from-newsroom-to-classroom-murrow-monotonous-ugh1447.php
Timmins, L.R. & Lombard M. (2005). When “Real” Seems Mediated: Inverse Presence. PRESENCE: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments,14 (4), pp. 492-500. http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1149694
Local TV news
Relationship between audience and media
WCAU-TV (NBC10), Philadelphia, PA (1995-2009)
- Produced weekend news and special projects
- Field produced major news events; GOP Convention in 2000, 9-11 attack, Amish school shooting
- New Jersey Bureau Chief 2000-2001
- Created The 10! Show, lifestyle and news program
WDAF-TV, Kansas City, MO (1994-1995)
Producer, Newschannel 4 Saturday & Sunday Mornings
- Managed morning crew of 10 people, produced special projects
- Field produced Bob Dole Pres. announcement, and campaign stops
First State News, New Castle, DE (1990-1994)
Executive Producer/Assignment Manager
Produced daily newscast, ran assignment desk
Shot and edited as needed
WMGC-TV, Binghamton, NY (1988-1990)
Associate Producer and Reporter, 6 and 11pm Newscasts
Shot, edited, wrote, produced and reported on air
Fellow, Delaware Design Institute
AEJMC (reviewer: 2006-2010)
BEA (reviewer: 2011-2014)
2014-15 Research Chair, BEA News Division
Radio-Television Digital News Association (Education Blogger)
Society of Professional Journalists
Delaware Press Association
Awards and Recognition
Faculty Adviser, First Place, 2014 Delaware Press Association Communications Contest.
Faculty Adviser. “Grandma Never Texted: Changing Technology, Changing Relationships.” Nomination, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, College Long-Form Production. 2013.
Faculty Adviser. “Grandma Never Texted: Changing Technology, Changing Relationships.” Second place, Delaware Press Association 2013 Communication Contest.
Faculty Advisor, “The Quiet Riot: Apathy and Activism.” Honorable Mention, National Association of Press Women 2012 Communication Contest.
Faculty Advisor, “The Quiet Riot: Apathy and Activism.” First place, Delaware Press Association 2012 Communication Contest.
“Wednesday’s Child: Juiara” (2009) Adoption Exchange Association 2009 National Wednesday’s Child Award.
Reeves, L. (2006). “The Next Level: Producing newscasts that matter to audiences.” Communicator, May, 2006. p. 48.
“Wednesday’s Child: Farrakhan” (2005) Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association A. Wayne Mountain Award for Excellence in Communicating Veterinary Medical Contributions to Animal and Public Health to the Public
Panel member and Coach. (2004). “How to Get a Good Job in Journalism”. Society of Professional Journalists SuperRegional Conference.
Panel member. (2004). “Tech in Transition: The changing role of Public Relations and the Public Relations practitioner” Public Relations Society of America Tech2004.
“The 10! Show” (2003) Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC) and Montgomery County ARC 2003 Media Awards
Keynote address. (2002) “Golden Rules for Good Writing”. Delaware Press Association’s 25th Anniversary.
Emmy Nomination. (2002). “The Philadelphia Regional Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences”, Magazine Format Broadcast “NBC 10 at 10”.
Emmy Nomination. (2001). “The Philadelphia Regional Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences”, Talk Program “Republican Convention”.
Presenter. (1999, 2000). “Writing for TV”. Wilmington Writers’ Workshop.