Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students, the third leading cause of death among young people ages 15-24 and the 10th leading cause of death among all Americans. Yet covering suicide poses profound challenges for journalists and news organizations.
"Covering Suicide," a two-day workshop for local journalists and regional news organizations in the greater Philadelphia area, included background briefings on the latest research as well as specialized reporting skills training to enhance the practical ability of journalists and news organizations to report on suicide knowledgeably, ethically and effectively.
This workshop was made possible by funding from the Thomas Scattergood Foundation for Behavioral Health and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Click below for video coverage of the following lectures and panel discussions:
- Suicide and the Media
- Kit Lukas: Life After Suicide
- Suicide on College Campuses, A Parent's Perspective
- Suicide on College Campuses
- Ethics and Practice when Reporting on Suicide
- High Impact Reporting on Suicide: Story Behind the Story
- Master Class: Public Death, Private Grief
- Youth Bullying and Social Media: A Contemporary Dilemma
- Suicide Research, Myths & Trends