What are the essential elements of trust in the media? Claudia Kozman discusses the challenges of preserving trust in the media and why trust is necessary.
Claudia Kozman is an assistant professor of multimedia journalism in the Department of Communication Arts, and is the research director of the Institute of Media Research and Training at the Lebanese American University. Her research primarily focuses on news content, with particular attention to news values, credibility, sourcing, framing, and intermedia issue transfer in Arab media. Her recent research looks into the media coverage of conflict as well audience engagement with the media in conflict zones. Prior to academia, Kozman worked as a reporter, editor, copy-editor, and anchor in print, broadcast, and digital media in the Lebanese newspaper, An-Nahar, and 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.