Philip Seib
Professor Emeritus of Journalism


Journalism (BA)
Public Diplomacy (MPD)





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International Journalism
Middle East
Political Journalism
Public Diplomacy

Center Affiliation

Center on Public Diplomacy

Philip Seib is a professor of journalism and public diplomacy and professor of international relations. He served from 2009–2013 as director of USC’s Center on Public Diplomacy and as vice dean of USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism 2015–2016. 

He is author or editor of numerous books, including Headline Diplomacy; New Media and the New Middle East; The Al Jazeera Effect; Toward A New Public Diplomacy; Global Terrorism and New Media; Al Jazeera English; Real-Time Diplomacy; The Future of Diplomacy; and As Terrorism Evolves. He is editor of a book series on international political communication, co-editor of a series on global public diplomacy, and was a founding co-editor of the journal Media, War & Conflict.



Philip Seib, As Terrorism Evolves: Media, Religion, and Governance (Cambridge University Press, 2017)

Piers Robinson, Philip Seib, and Romy Froelich (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Media, Conflict, and Security (Routledge, 2016)

Philip Seib, The Future of #Diplomacy (Polity, 2016); winner, International Studies Association International Communication Book Award.

B. Senem Cevik and Philip Seib (eds.), Turkey’s Public Diplomacy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).   

Philip Seib (ed.), Religion and Public Diplomacy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).

Philip Seib, Real-Time Diplomacy: Politics and Power in the Social Media Era (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

Philip Seib (ed.), Al Jazeera English (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

Philip Seib and Dana Janbek, Global Terrorism and New Media (Routledge, 2010).

Philip Seib (ed.), War and Conflict Communication (2 vols.) (Routledge, 2010).

Philip Seib (ed.), Toward a New Public Diplomacy: Redirecting U.S. Foreign Policy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).

Philip Seib, The Al Jazeera Effect: How the New Global Media Are Changing World Politics. (Potomac Books, 2008) (Arabic-language edition, 2011; Korean-language edition, 2011).

Philip Seib (ed.), Political Communication (4 vols.) (Sage, 2008).

Philip Seib (ed.), New Media and the New Middle East (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).

Philip Seib, Broadcasts from the Blitz: How Edward R. Murrow Helped Lead America into War (Potomac, 2006).

Philip Seib (ed.), Media and Conflict in the 21st Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).

Philip Seib, Beyond the Front Lines: How the News Media Cover a World Shaped by War (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004).  (Finalist, Bart Richards Award for Media Criticism); (Chinese-language edition, 2008).

Philip Seib, The Player: Christy Mathewson, Baseball, and the American Century (Four Walls Eight Windows, 2003).

Philip Seib, The Global Journalist: News and Conscience in a World of Conflict (Rowman and Littlefield, 2002).

Philip Seib, Going Live: Getting the News Right in a Real-time, Online World (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001; revised edition, 2002).

Philip Seib, Taken for Granted: The Future of U.S.-British Relations (Praeger, 1998).

Philip Seib, Headline Diplomacy: How News Coverage Affects Foreign Policy (Praeger, 1997).

Philip Seib and Kathy Fitzpatrick, Journalism Ethics (Harcourt Brace, 1996).

Philip Seib and Kathy Fitzpatrick, Public Relations Ethics (Harcourt Brace, 1995).

Philip Seib, Campaigns and Conscience: The Ethics of Political Journalism (Praeger, 1994).