Year: 2004 Source: Journalism, v.5, no.3, (2004), p.323-342 SIEC No: 20050291

This authors investigate the central role of news frames in constructing risk knowledge for newspaper readers, by examining all news & feature stories, editorials & letters to the editor on mental health & illness (including suicide) during December 2001 & January 2002 reported in 2 Australian newspapers. A number of case studies are used for new-frame analysis, including several cases of psychiatric patients who absconded from psychiatric hospitals & attempted suicide. (37 refs)