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Suicide

Reporters striving to responsibly cover suicide have to balance concerns of privacy, stigma and avoiding copycat incidents.

Dart Resources

  • Announcement

    New Resources for Journalism Educators

    To assist journalism educators and college media advisors in training the next generation of journalists, the Dart Center is pleased to announce a new compendium of resources developed in collaboration with Dart Academic Fellow and San Diego State Associate Professor of Journalism, Amy Schmitz Weiss.

  • Tip Sheet

    Covering Suicide

    A Dart Center Tip Sheet for College Media Advisors, Editors and Student Journalists.

  • In Depth

    In Depth: Covering Suicide

    Media coverage of suicide is a public health issue. In addition to judging whether a 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. Dart Centre Europe has released a new, comprehensive tip sheet for journalists on covering suicide.

  • Excerpt

    Gavin Rees On "The Trauma Factor"

    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.

  • Exemplary Journalism

    Bringing it Home: 2013 Dart Awards

    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.

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Outside Resources

  • The Suicide Paradox

    Freakonomics

    Freakonomics Radio investigates suicide and suicide contagion.

  • Reporting on Suicide

    Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition

    Recommendations for the media from several organizations.

  • Reporting on Suicide

    Poynter Online

    Public radio reporter/producer Cindi E Deutschman-Ruiz gives advice on reporting on suicide.