Philip Seib

Faculty Fellow

Phillip Seib

Vice Dean of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Philip Seib previously served as director of USC's Center on Public Diplomacy. He is also a professor of journalism and public diplomacy and professor of international relations.

Seib's research interests include the effects of news coverage on foreign policy, particularly conflict and terrorism issues. He is author or editor of numerous books, including:
Headline Diplomacy: How News Coverage Affects Foreign Policy ;
The Global Journalist: News and Conscience in a World of Conflict ;
Broadcasts from the Blitz: How Edward R. Murrow Helped Lead America into War ;
Beyond the Front Lines: How the News Media Cover a World Shaped by War ;
New Media and the Middle East (2007) ;
The Al Jazeera Effect (2008) &
Toward a New Public Diplomacy: Redirecting U.S. Foreign Policy (2009).

Seib is also the editor of the Palgrave Macmillan Series in International Political Communication, co-editor of the Palgrave Macmillan Series in Global Public Diplomacy and co-editor of the journal Media, War and Conflict, published by Sage.

Prior to joining the USC faculty in 2007, Seib was a professor at Marquette University and before that at Southern Methodist University.

Contact Seib at seib@usc.edu or (213) 740-9611.

Philip Seib In the News

Faculty Fellow Phil Seib was interviewed with WBEZ on the 2008 report on Alhurra, the Arab news channel and how their reporting has effected the efforts of the Arab Spring in the MIddle East. [LISTEN]

"From China to Yemen to Tunisia to Egypt, social media has given ordinary citizens extraordinary ways to organize themselves and be heard," said Faculty Fellow Philip Seib in article in The Christian Post. "This has destabilized 'politics as usual' bringing volatility to an already unstable world."

Faculty Fellow Philip Seib posted a blog on the Huffington Post responding to the protests and riots currently occurring in Tunisia. "In Tunisia, the uprising was triggered by the self-immolation of a young man who was overwhelmed by the hopelessness of life under oppressive rule," wrote Seib. "His sacrifice galvanized thousands more whose patience was at an end."

The Hindu (India) reported that Faculty Fellow Philip Seib and colleague Nicholas Cull of the USC Annenberg School spoke at a recent public diplomacy conference on the need for nations to increase access to the Internet and promote Web literacy.

"At a conference in New Delhi," writes Faculty Fellow Phil Seib, "Indian diplomats, media executives, business persons, and others examined their country's "Public Diplomacy in the Information Age" and found that their efforts to reach the global public needs more coherence and imagination." Seib attended the conference in December entitled "Public Diplomacy in the Information Age." His findings of the conference can be found in his blog post on the Huffington Post.

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