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Timo Weidner is a PhD candidate at TU Dortmund University and a member of the RuhrCenter of American Studies. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Düsseldorf and his master’s degree in North American Studies at the University of Bonn. His dissertation project deals with the importance of online news outlets that use local and participatory elements as moments of distinction in the current U.S. news landscape and the history of local news in the U.S.


Forschungsschwerpunkte Research Interests

  • Media and Internet Studies
  • Journalism and the News
  • Cultural Studies
  • Sports Studies


Vorträge Lectures

  • "Influence beyond Scope: Local News during the Young Republic and Today." 2016 Ruhr PhD Forum in American Studies, TU Dortmund University, 30 January 2016.

  • "Influence beyond Scope: Local News during the Young Republic and Today." PGF, University of Bayreuth, 06 November 2015.

  • "Spot.Us, Local Online News, and Shifting Role Conceptions in Journalism. 2015  Ruhr PhD Forum in American Studies, University Duisburg-Essen, 24 January 2015.


Lehrveranstaltungen Courses

Proseminare Undergraduate-Level Courses
  • From Indymedia to Patch Media: Local and Participatory Elements in U.S. Online News. WS 2015/2016, TU Dortmund University.


Affiliationen Affiliations

  • GAAS