Benjamin Burroughs

Associate Professor, Journalism and Media Studies
Expertise: Emerging media, media industries, digital journalism, social media


Benjamin Burroughs is an assistant professor of emerging media. He researches streaming media and technology, media industries, digital media, sports media, social media, and digital journalism. His work has been published in journals such as New Media and SocietyJournal of Broadcasting and Electronic MediaInternational Journal of Sport Communication, and Games and Culture


  • Ph.D., University of Iowa
  • M.A., London School of Economics
  • M.A., University of Southern California, Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism

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The 4.0 era has begun, the keyword virtual Influencer is no longer strange to the public. However, in Vietnam , the "characters" have just entered the field and are in the process of integrating with Vietnamese netizens .
El Espectador
US senator and internet star. Bernie Sanders was one of the central figures in President Joe Biden's inauguration because of his wardrobe. But this is not the first time that his personal style has made him a popular meme.
Wall Street Journal
The easily understood ‘exit velocity’ metric helps drive fans’ conversations, even if it isn’t always a useful predictor of success
YouTube Kids is a colorful, stripped-down version of YouTube, full of animations, bright colors, and cartoon avatars meant to keep the youngest internet users engaged. When scrolling through the app, kids can see everything from Nickelodeon song mashups to prank series to baking videos — a cheerful-seeming microcosm of actual YouTube.

Articles Featuring Benjamin Burroughs

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People | January 27, 2022

Social media experts talk about the trending word game.

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Campus News | June 8, 2021

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Campus News | May 11, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance, recovery, and progress at UNLV.