Research interests: journalism; media and war; framing; how journalists contest or accept elite-sponsored frames; mediated public policy debates and media impact on public opinion.
Before coming to LSE, Brooks worked as a journalist and public broadcaster. He was is a national reporter for CBC News for almost a decade. His reports regularly air on CBC Television’s The National and CBC Radio One programs, including the World at Six and World Report. Brooks also was the executive producer of CBC News (radio, TV and online) in Calgary.
Brooks attended journalism school at the University of Regina after receiving an honours degree in international studies from the University of Saskatchewan.
Brooks read politics and communication at the LSE as a Chevening Scholar. His dissertation about the mainstream media’s coverage of Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan won the Silverstone Prize.
Brooks has covered stories in south Asia, Europe and across North America. He was embedded with Canadian forces Kandahar in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007.
Brooks likes to run, ski and take photos. He has a wife and son, who also love to spend time exploring the world with him.