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David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
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Journal of Mass Media Ethics 6 (4):234 – 244 (1991)
Suicide is a major problem in the United States, with the number of suicides annually exceeding the number of homicides by 10,000. Many studies have examined the relationship between media coverage of suicides and the suicide rate. This article reviews literature on imitative suicide and discusses implications of suicide stories on people in crisis. In addition, it explores the options for suicide coverage and gives suggestions for more ethical coverage that could save people's lives, rather than reinforcing suicide as an option.
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Karen L. Slattery (1994). Sensationalism Versus News of the Moral Life: Making the Distinction. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 9 (1):5 – 15.
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