Reporters striving to responsibly cover suicide have to balance concerns of privacy, stigma and avoiding copycat incidents.
A Dart Center Tip Sheet for College Media Advisors, Editors and Student Journalists.
Media coverage of suicide is a public health issue. Alongside a judgment on whether the story is newsworthy, journalists need to be aware that their reporting can have wider impacts, not just on relatives and friends of the deceased, but also on readers and audiences.
In a new book about challenges facing journalism, Dart Centre Europe Director Gavin Rees contributes a chapter about recent insights into trauma science and what journalists and media scholars can learn about them.
On May 1, 2013, the Dart Center celebrated the 2013 Dart Awards winners and honorable mentions and presented a roundtable discussion. The conversation explored the story-behind-the-story, and drilled down on what's involved in undertaking hard-hitting, humane investigations of trauma and pursuing high-impact collaborations. Dart Foundation Vice President James Lammers and Dart Foundation Program Manager Claudia Deschaine presented the awards.
The APA’s Division 56 is now accepting nominations for outstanding media contributions to trauma psychology. The deadline is April 15, 2013.
Freakonomics Radio investigates suicide and suicide contagion.
Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition
Recommendations for the media from several organizations.
Public radio reporter/producer Cindi E Deutschman-Ruiz gives advice on reporting on suicide.
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