Covering Suicide


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Rachele Kanigel
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San Francisco State University
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Most professional news organizations do not report suicides unless they involve a prominent person or cause a public spectacle. However, many college newspapers do report suicides. This presentation looks at the factors student newspapers should consider when deciding whether and how to report on a suicide. It also includes case studies of several recent news stories on suicide and links to additional resources.