Frequently in the media and Durham University’s top media performer with 700+ appearances on television, newspapers/periodicals and radio with 210 over the last year for broadcasters across 12 countries including UK, United States, Australia, China, Czech Republic, France, Gambia, Germany, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and UAE – and about 50% of all televised broadcasts from Durham University over the last three years.
Television: UK: BBC One, BBC Two (including Newsnight), BBC News, BBC News Channel, BBC World, ITN, ITV (including Tyne Tees) Sky News, British Forces Broadcasting Service, Made in Tyne and Wear (including The Week), Tip TV; Australia: ABC News 24; China: CCTV America; France: France 24, NRJ 12; Germany: Deutsche Welle; Gambia: Eye Africa TV; Qatar: Al Jazeera (including Inside Story 1 & Inside Story 2 & Inside Story 3); Russia: RT (Russia Today), Voice of Russia; Turkey: TRT World; UAE: Al Arabiya; US: CNN, CNN International, WNET
Newspapers and periodicals: UK: Daily Express, Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, Daily Telegraph, Durham Times, The Economist, Financial Times, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, i news, The Independent, International Business Times, The Journal (Newcastle), Mail Online, Mail on Sunday, Middle East Eye, New Statesman, Northern Echo, Press Association, Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday, Sunday Express, Sunday Sun, The Times, Times Higher Education, The Week, Yorkshire Post; Australia: The Australian, Australian Financial Review; Colombia: Semana; France: Les Echos; Poland: Polish News Agency; Spain: El Espanol; USA: Chronicle of Higher Education, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post among many others
Radio: BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4 (Start the Week with Andrew Marr, World Tonight & You and Yours), BBC 5 Live, BBC Coventry, BBC Cumbria, BBC Humberside & Lincolnshire, BBC London, BBC Newcastle, BBC Oxford, BBC Scotland (including Good Morning Scotland), BBC Sussex, BBC Tees, BBC Wales (including Good Morning Wales), BBC York, Capital FM, Global Radio, LBC Radio (including Nick Ferrari Show), Real Radio, Voice of Russia.
Brooks is a columnist for the Newcastle Journal and has written columns for Daily Telegraph, i news, Sunday Express, LabourList, New Statesman, Sunday Sun, The Conversation, Progress Online, Times Higher Education and other periodicals.
Immigration and citizenship. Briefing paper and comprehensive report covered in 300+ newspapers and media outlets worldwide in June 2013, including BBC News, Daily Express, Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, Daily Telegraph, Durham Times, Guardian, Huffington Post and here, Independent, London Evening Standard, Northern Echo, Scotsman, Times, Yorkshire Post, New York Times and Comedy Central with additional op-ed commentary in Daily Express, Scotland on Sunday and The Sunday Times. More recent comment in Washington Post. My research is also discussed in the House of Lords here and here. BBC Radio 4 interview (2011) on problems with previous British citizenship test and reform recommendations (listen from 23 mins) (radio). Blog posts on the test at The Conversation, Democratic Audit, Migrants’ Rights Network, The New Statesman (and here), British Politics and Policy at LSE, British Sociological Association, Political Studies Association, Progress and Inherently Human. Interview with The Economist on the rising costs of naturalisation applications. Television interviews about Calais migrant crisis with Al Jazeera’s Inside Story and RT. Television interview about EU migration and Kos crisis on AlJazzera’s Inside Story. Interview about asylum seekers for BBC News Magazine. Interview about refugees and UK migration with RT and again. On the doors of asylum seekers in Middlesbrough being painted red in The Guardian. Television interview on Syrian refugees with Al Jazzera. Interview with Andrew Marr’s on BBC Radio 4. On Denmark seizing assets of asylum seekers on BBC Radio 4 ‘World Tonight’. Discussing Cameron’s EU reforms and implications for migrants receiving benefits on BBC 5 Live at 5 (1:06:00). Live debate about France’s decision to close Calais Jungle on France 24. Cited in Solicitors Journal about EU Referendum and immigration. My campaign over six years for return of migration impacts fund discussed in InFacts.Org and Sunday Telegraph during EU Referendum. Briefing paper on Migration Impacts Reduction Fund noted in House of Commons Library report. Discussing UK & France border post-Brexit on RT. TEDx TALK on the British citizenship test. Discussing the cost of Brexit for the UK on RT.
Criminal Law & Sentencing. Briefing paper on punishment here. On tackling criminal reoffending more effectively for BBC News. Interview about my book Punishment with New Books in Philosophy. The importance of stakeholding for addressing risk factors and tackling reoffending for No Offence. Why victims should have a voice in sentencing decisions here. On adults alleged to have entered Britain posing as child migrants for RT UK. On Calais Jungle camp closure for CCTV and CNTV in China.
Political Analysis. Discussing UK’s 2015 General Election results live on ABC News 24. Interview about Marx at Labour Party annual conference in Brighton 2015 on Newsnight. On Donald Trump and Republican Party debates TRT World. On David Cameron’s expected EU reforms before their official announcement for RT UK and after RT UK (RT International). Interview about President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address on TRT World. On Cameron’s reforms for the BBC News in segment with Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond and UKIP leader Nigel Farage BBC News and for ABC News 24. On legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia’s death for the US Presidential elections for TRT World. On Cameron’s EU deal as not legally binding before referendum for RT UK. On Trump’s campaign for the Republican presidential nomination for CCTV America. On President Barack Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the US Supreme Court for TRT World. Mid-way through US Presidential primaries commentary for TRT World. Bernie Sanders endorsement of Hillary Clinton for US President on TRT World. Debating the Labour leadership contest on RT UK. Discussing why Donald Trump is causing problems for his campaign – and for other Republican candidates for TRT World. Interviews with both Daily Mail and The Independent on why PM Theresa May unlikely to trigger a full Brexit of UK leaving the EU. Interview with BBC Mundo on Colombian referendum (in Spanish).
Misc. On contributions to philosophy, politics and public policy at 3:AM Magazine. Publishing advice presentation delivered at graduate student conference in Reading. Inaugural lecture. ‘Why Hegel Matters’ video here at Durham Castle. On the Magna Carta clip here (video).