Year: 1995 Source: Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, v.72, no.3, (Autumn 1995), p.551-558 SIEC No: 20010681

Researchers have not found consistent relationships between suicide stories & suicide. Through a content analysis of suicide stories in the Israeli press (1955-1990) & measures of real suicide events, this study highlights the selective, distorted, & reconstructed nature of reporting suicide. Such reporting may account for at least some of the contradictory findings of studies on the impact of publicized suicide stories on imitative behaviour. (33 notes)