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Article: Changes in reporting of suicide news after the promotion of the WHO media recommendations
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TitleChanges in reporting of suicide news after the promotion of the WHO media recommendations
 
AuthorsFu, KW1
Yip, PSF1
 
Issue Date2008
 
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.guilford.com/cgi-bin/cartscript.cgi?page=pr/jnsl.htm
 
CitationSuicide And Life-Threatening Behavior, 2008, v. 38 n. 5, p. 631-636 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1521/suli.2008.38.5.631
 
AbstractMedia recommendations on suicide reporting are available in many countries and in different languages. Hong Kong newspapers have been found to be noncompliant with WHO recommendations. A booklet containing WHO media guidelines Preventing Suicide: A Resource for Media Professionals, and an awareness campaign were launched in November 2004 in Hong Kong. Content analysis was then conducted to compare the reporting of suicide news before and after the launch. Results indicate that certain reporting styles were changed in accordance with the recommendations; namely, lessened use of pictorial presentations and headlines mentioning suicides. Most of the changes were attributed to the tabloidstyle newspapers. This study suggests that programs to promote media recommendations tailored for journalists appear to be efficacious in altering their way of reporting. © 2008 The American Association of Suicidology.
 
ISSN0363-0234
2013 Impact Factor: 1.403
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.845
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1521/suli.2008.38.5.631
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000260609200014
 
ReferencesReferences in Scopus
 
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dc.description.abstractMedia recommendations on suicide reporting are available in many countries and in different languages. Hong Kong newspapers have been found to be noncompliant with WHO recommendations. A booklet containing WHO media guidelines Preventing Suicide: A Resource for Media Professionals, and an awareness campaign were launched in November 2004 in Hong Kong. Content analysis was then conducted to compare the reporting of suicide news before and after the launch. Results indicate that certain reporting styles were changed in accordance with the recommendations; namely, lessened use of pictorial presentations and headlines mentioning suicides. Most of the changes were attributed to the tabloidstyle newspapers. This study suggests that programs to promote media recommendations tailored for journalists appear to be efficacious in altering their way of reporting. © 2008 The American Association of Suicidology.
 
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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1521/suli.2008.38.5.631
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong