Reconstructing Suicide: Reporting Suicide in the Israeli Press

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Researchers have not found consistent relationships between suicide stories and suicide. Through a content analysis of suicide stories in the Israeli press (1955–1990) and measures of real suicide events, this study highlights the selective, distorted, and reconstructed nature of reporting suicide. Such reporting may account for at least some of the contradictory findings of studies on the impact of publicized suicide stories on imitative behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)551-558
Number of pages8
JournalJournalism and Mass Communication Quarterly
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication


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