Which suicides are reported in the media — and what makes them “newsworthy”?
Machlin, A.~~Pirkis, J.~~Spittal, M.
Media reporting of suicide has attracted public health attention because of its potential to trigger ÒcopycatÓ acts. Striking the right balance in terms of media reporting of suicide is crucial. The current study suggests that the reported suicides tend to be those that may either heighten the risk of lethal imitative behaviors or serve to distort public perceptions about suicide.