He writes for newspapers including The Times, The Mail on Sunday, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and The Independent On Sunday; magazines including Four Four Two, Total Football, Time Out, Attitude and The Big Issue; and internet sites including Ynetnews, The First Post and Guardian Blogs. He is a former Contributing Editor to Loaded magazine and former editor of the football website icons.com, where he was also Dennis Bergkamp's official biographer. He has interviewed David Beckham, Ricky Gervais, McFly, Ant & Dec, Ralf Little from The Royle Family, Frank Lampard, Rachel Stevens and James Bourne for magazine features.
Newkey-Burden is also a regular studio guest on television and radio shows discussing his books, football news and the Middle East. He has appeared on Sky News, CNN, BBC Breakfast News, The Today Programme on Radio 4, The Steve Wright Show on Radio 2, Five Live Breakfast, TalkSport, Capital Gold and BBC Radio London. He was also featured on the BBC 2 documentary Cold War Kids, the Sky One show Celebrities On Heat and Fuse Television's documentary on Amy Winehouse.