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Claudia Kozman


Multimedia Journalism


Assistant Professor, Multimedia Journalism

Contact Data:

Email: claudia.kozman@lau.edu.lb
Orchid ID: Claudia Kozman
Twitter: @claudiakozman
Office: Nicol 516 - Ext: 1072 - Beirut campus


Ph.D. in Journalism/Mass Communication, Indiana University
Masters in Mass Communication, Louisiana State University;
B.A. in Journalism, Lebanese University

  • Claudia Kozman is an assistant professor of multimedia journalism in the Department of Communication Arts, and the director of research at the Institute of Media Research and Training at LAU. Her research primarily focuses on news content, with particular attention to news values, sourcing, and framing in Arab media, in addition to journalistic patterns of newsgathering and the role of journalists as newsmakers. The topic area of her research interest is media coverage of conflict in the Middle East as well as public opinion and perceptions during political turmoil. She also aims to expand her research on sport communication in the United States, which analyzed media framing and sourcing patterns at the intersection of sports and politics, to the Arab region.

    Prior to academia, Kozman worked as a reporter, editor, copy-editor, and anchor in print, broadcast, and digital media. Her journalism career began in the Lebanese newspaper, An-Nahar, where she interned during her freshman year in college. Shortly after, she became a reporter in local sports magazines and a reporter/translator/producer/co-anchor in the Lebanese TV station, LBCI. During her 13-plus year career in sports journalism, she has covered numerous Lebanese, pan-Arab, and Asian sports tournaments, as well as international ones, including the Winter Olympic Games. Besides working as a journalist, Kozman has occupied managerial and editorial jobs in online and print media in Lebanon, and has lived in Malaysia, where she served as the press secretary of the president of the Asian Football Confederation.  



    Kozman, C. (2020). Reconceptualizing Arab media research: Moving from centrism toward inclusiveness and balance. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. DOI: 10.1177/1077699020942924

    Kozman, C., & Cozma, R. (2020). Lebanese television on Twitter: A study of uses and (dis)engagement, Journalism Practice. DOI: 10.1080/17512786.2020.1732832 

    Melki, J., & Kozman, C. (2019). Media dependency and trust during conflict: How Syrian nationals engage with traditional and digital media. Media, War & Conflict.  DOI: 10.1177/1750635219861907

    Kozman, C. (2018). Review of The Lebanese media: Anatomy of a system in perpetual crisis, by Sarah El-Richani. Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, 11(1),111-113.
    Kozman, C., & Melki, J. (2018). News media uses during war and conflict: The case of the Syrian civil war. Journalism Studies, 19(10), 1466-1488.
    Cozma, R., & Kozman, C. (2018). The Syrian crisis in U.S. and Lebanese newspapers: A cross-national analysis. International Communication Gazette, 80(2), 185-204.
    Kozman, C. (2017). Ten years of steroids in baseball: A study of issue coverage in the news and sports pages. Newspaper Research Journal, 38(1), 46-61.
    Kozman, C. (2017). Who framed the steroid issue in baseball? A study of the frame-source relationship in traditional and new media. Journal of Sports Media, 12(2).
    Kozman, C. (2017). Measuring issue-specific and generic frames in the media’s coverage of the steroid issue in baseball. Journalism Practice, 11(6), 777-797.
    Cozma, R., & Kozman, C. (2015)
    . The Syrian crisis in the news: How U.S. elite newspapers framed the international reaction to Syria’s use of chemical weapons. Journalism Practice, 9(5), 669-686.
    Kozman, C. (2013). The Tiger Woods scandal in the media: Measuring attribute effects on the public. International Journal of Sport Communication, 6(2), 214-233.

  • JSC 220 News Writing & Reporting in a Multimedia World

    JSC 330 Arab and International Media

    JSC 451 Media Research Methods

    JSC 488 Topics in Media Studies: Magazine

    JSC 498 Internship

    JSC 499 Capstone

    JSC 611 Seminar in Media Theory and Digital Culture

    JSC 699 Thesis


    Richter, C. & Kozman, C. (2020). Toward a conceptual approach of Arab media systems comparison. Paper presented at the IAMCR virtual annual conference.

    Kozman, C., & Cozma, R. (2018, August). How do Lebanese television channels engage with Twitter? An exploratory study into its uses. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference in Washington, D.C., USA.

    Melki, J., Kozman, C., & Fiedler, A. (September, 2017). Uncertainty reduction, involvement, and emotions during war: A survey of Syrian nationals’ media uses in four countries. Paper presented at the AMIRetreat conference in Limassol, Cyprus.

    Cozma, R., & Kozman, C. (May, 2017). Social media as information subsidy in the news coverage of the Syrian crisis: A cross-national analysis. Paper presented at the International Communication Association annual conference in San Diego, USA.

    Hwang, H., Kozman, C., Clavio, G., & Walsh, P. (2014, May). A new marketing outlet of professional sport franchises: A study of smartphone application usage patterns in professional sports clubs. Paper presented at the North American Society for Sport Management Annual Conference, Pittsburg, PA, USA.

    Kozman, C., & Clavio, G. (2014, March). A meta analysis of theory and methodology in sport communication research 1924–2013. Paper presented at the International Association of Communication and Sport Annual Conference, New York City, NY, USA.

    Kozman, C. (2013, September). Sportswriting in early journalism textbooks: Origins and portrayals of sports journalism. Paper presented at the American Journalism Historians Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, USA.

    Kozman, C. (2013, August). The writer, the artist, and the gentleman: Key ideas of news values from S.S. McClure. Paper presented at the Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., USA.

    Kozman, C. (2013, August). Sports agenda in the news media in late communist Poland. Paper presented at the Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., USA. Won top student paper award at the IU School of Journalism annual contest for graduate students.