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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 Society, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, International 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
Local residents may need to invest in a subscription to an online streaming service — Iowa City’s last video-rental store, Family Video, officially closed last weekend.
When North Las Vegan Makenna Gott married her husband, Kyle, in 2013, she knew she was marrying YouTube, too.
For anyone who has small children and an internet connection, you’re probably familiar with the trend of Kinder Surprise Egg videos on YouTube. At first I was totally perplexed when my youngest started watching these. Eventually I learned from other moms that Kinder Surprise Egg videos were “a thing.”
Toymaker Mattel wants to get kids’ attention, and it’s going online to do it. The company announced this week it will spend at least $10 million on advertising this year on Google’s YouTube Kids platform. It’s the company’s biggest ad buy online to date.
Articles Featuring Benjamin Burroughs
Benjamin Burroughs studies how new media industries channel children’s attention.