Benjamin Burroughs

Assistant 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

Benjamin Burroughs In The News

March 1, 2019
Think of “protest art” and you likely imagine certain cliches from a previous era: Hippies gathered around an acoustic guitar, John Lennon and Yoko Ono camping out in their bedroom for weeks.
January 7, 2019
Bird Box has been inescapable. Netflix’s newest horror film, released over the Christmas period, may not sound like festive fare, but that didn’t stop it racking up more than 45 million views in within a week. From marketing to meme-ability, everything about Bird Box was designed to give it the best shot at going viral.
November 20, 2018
Netflix is the world's most dominant streaming subscription service, but it may only have one year to rest comfortably at the top. Then, the might of Disney is chasing it down.
USA Today
July 18, 2018
It's now a weekly, if not daily, occurrence: A video is posted on Facebook or Twitter showing a white person calling police on black people for minor violations or nothing at all, a new form of social media shaming that's exposed the everyday racism black Americans face and brought swift repercussions for the perpetrators.

Articles Featuring Benjamin Burroughs

child on a tablet device
ResearchJuly 18, 2017
Benjamin Burroughs studies how new media industries channel children’s attention.