- Brooks was selected on the basis of his application, clips, references, interview and writing tryout, said his supervisor, Holly Epstein Ojalvo, senior director for USA TODAY’s Digital Content and editorial director at USA TODAY College.
- He has written about the push for building name changes at different institutions, on President Donald Trump’s attempted immigration ban and protests, and a new Netflex film about fraternity hazing.
Winthrop University, "Winthrop Senior Writing This Semester as USA TODAY College Correspondent" (2017). Winthrop News 2017. 60.