Global Terrorism
Fig. 1. Global Terrorism and New Media. Courtesy of Routledge, 2010.

Routledge publishes a new book called "Global Terrorism and New Media: The Post-Al Qaeda Generation" written by Philip Seib from the Center on Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California and Dana Janbek from the Department of Communications at the Lasell College.

Publication Data

Seib, Philip and Janbek, Dana. Global Terrorism and New Media: The Post-Al Qaeda Generation. Routledge, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-415-77962-3.


Global Terrorism and New Media carefully examines the content of terrorist websites and extremist television programming to provide a comprehensive look at how terrorist groups use new media today.

Based partly on a content analysis of discussion boards and forums, the authors share their findings on how terrorism 1.0 is migrating to 2.0 where the interactive nature of new media is used to build virtual organization and community. Although the creative use of social networking tools such as Facebook may advance the reach of terrorist groups, the impact of their use of new media remains uncertain. The book pays particular attention to terrorist media efforts directed at women and children, which are evidence of the long-term strategy that some terrorist organizations have adopted, and the relationship between terrorists’ media presence and actual terrorist activity. This volume also looks at the future of terrorism online and analyzes lessons learned from counterterrorism strategies.

This book will be of much interest to students of terrorism studies, media and communication studies, security studies and political science.

Table of Contents

1. Communicating Terror
2. High Tech Terror: Al Qaeda and Beyond
3. Terrorists’ Online Strategies
4. Targeting the Young
5. Women and Terrorism
6. Terrorism’s Online Future
7. Responding to Terrorism

About the Authors

Philip Seib is Professor of Journalism and Public Diplomacy, Professor of International Relations, and Director of the Center on Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California.

Dana Janbek is Assistant Professor at the Department of Communications at Lasell College.

To order the book online visit the Routledge website.