Journal of Mass Media Ethics 6 (4):234 – 244 (1991)
AbstractSuicide 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.
Added to PP
Historical graph of downloads
References found in this work
No references found.
Citations of this work
Sensationalism Versus News of the Moral Life: Making the Distinction.Karen L. Slattery - 1994 - Journal of Mass Media Ethics 9 (1):5 – 15.
Similar books and articles
The Suicide Tourist Trap: Compromise Across Boundaries. [REVIEW]Richard Huxtable - 2009 - Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 6 (3):327-336.
What is Wrong with Rational Suicide.Avital Pilpel & Lawrence Amsel - 2011 - Philosophia 39 (1):111-123.
Life's Worth: The Case Against Assisted Suicide.Arthur J. Dyck - 2002 - William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co..
A History of Ideas Concerning the Morality of Suicide, Assisted Suicide and Voluntary Euthanasia.Craig Paterson - 2009 - In Rajitha Tadikonda (ed.), Physician Assisted Euthanasia. Icfai University Press.