Year: 1994 Source: Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (77th: Atlanta, Georgia: August 10-13, 1994), 34p. SIEC No: 20090109

This study examined news coverage of a double teen suicide in Saint Petersburg, Florida in 1993. Focusing on how the story was covered, the study explored the newspaper’s decision-making process, analyzing the process in relation to standard philosophical methods in ethics & recognized journalistic principles. As background, psychological research on suicide & the media was reviewed & interviews with mental health professionals & persons close to the victims were conducted. Recommendations are made for journalists covering stories on adolescent suicide.