Panel Discusses Best Practices for Covering Suicide

Deadline Club President Claire Regan and Vice President George Bodarky led a panel discussion about “Reporting On Suicide: How to do it Responsibly” on Oct. 2 in the McNally Auditorium of Fordham Lincoln Center.

 

Five panelists representing HuffPost, BuzzFeed News, the Associated Press, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Jed Foundation shared guidance on best practices for covering suicide on all platforms. The conversation explored the link between suicide and mental illness, how irresponsible coverage can generate a contagion effect, and the use of responsible and sensitive language when reporting on suicide.

 

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