Year: 1994 Source: Journal of Communication, v.44, no.2, (1994), p.64-83 SIEC No: 20031358

Between 1913 & 1914 The New York Times presented a record number of front-page suicide stories. This study is concerned with analyzing a range of factors that might have contributed to this hyper coverage. The authors found that this hyper coverage was not caused by increased suicide in the city or nation but was generated by a dynamic combination of institutional & human factors, suggesting that the editor acted as a moral entrepreneur. (88 refs)