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

USA Today
April 15, 2021
Before the trial of former Minneapolis police office Derek Chauvin began, many Americans believed he caused George Floyd’s death by kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes.
The Irish Times
December 28, 2020
A nine-year-old boy has made more than €24 million in a year from “unboxing” and reviewing toys and games on YouTube to hold the title of highest-paid YouTuber for the third year running.
December 21, 2020
The nine-year-old boy earned $ 30 million in a year from “unpacking” and browsing toys and games on YouTube to carry the title of highest paid YouTuber for the third year in a row.
December 21, 2020
The highest paid youtuber? A 9-year-old boy who earns nearly $ 30 million a year . He is at the top of the top 10 YouTube influencers. But now for this child and his family there could be trouble because in his videos he would promote products without explicitly declaring it.

Articles Featuring Benjamin Burroughs

Two children look at a tablet
Research | December 16, 2020
UNLV expert on emerging media Benjamin Burroughs examines the ethical considerations of child-created content.
A group of four UNLV nursing students work on a manikin at the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas.
Campus News | September 25, 2019
A collection of news stories capturing the excitement of UNLV’s campus in June, July and August.
child on a tablet device
Research | July 18, 2017
Benjamin Burroughs studies how new media industries channel children’s attention.