Benjamin Burroughs

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

Biography

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

Education

  • 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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Benjamin Burroughs In The News

Vox
May 13, 2021
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.
FastCompany
April 23, 2021
The Kaji family is navigating the increasingly complicated world of kidfluencers by expanding beyond YouTube.
U.S.A. 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.

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.