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

Associated Press
August 15, 2019
Playing defense, President Donald Trump made up facts in the aftermath of two mass shootings and as U.S. businesses braced for a potentially devastating trade war with China.
CBS News
August 7, 2019
In the aftermath of Saturday's mass shooting in El Paso, President Donald Trump placed blame on video game makers, seeking to link games like "Call of Duty" with a rise in gun violence. Fears of a backlash against the industry sent shares of game developers tumbling on Monday
Associated Press
August 6, 2019
Do video games trigger violent behavior? Scientific studies have found no link. But the persistent theory is back in the headlines following Saturday’s mass shooting in El Paso, Texas .
Christian Science Monitor
August 6, 2019
After shootings, politicians from both parties suggest video games lead to violent behavior. Yet there is no scientific evidence backing this theory.

Articles Featuring Benjamin Burroughs

A group of four UNLV nursing students work on a manikin at the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas.
Campus NewsSeptember 25, 2019
A collection of news stories capturing the excitement of UNLV’s campus in June, July and August.
child on a tablet device
ResearchJuly 18, 2017
Benjamin Burroughs studies how new media industries channel children’s attention.