Conclusion Certainly treated differently Impact on the public psyche? Etched in the public memory.
Ministry of Health (1998; 1999) Preventing Suicide: Guidelines for the Media on the Reporting of Suicide
Tully, J. and Elsaka, N. (2004). A study of the media response to Suicide and the Media: The reporting and portrayal of suicide in the media
Aims To investigate the nature, reporting and portrayal of suicide in non-fiction media. Replicates the Australia study and adds the internet. Adapted to NZ (Maori or Pacific Island).
Design Media items over 12 months Using recognised search terms. Source - media retrieval company. Screening for appropriateness.
Extract identifying and descriptive information. E.g. newspapers Total number of articles Newspaper type: e.g metropolitan, suburban or regional. Month of publication. Where placed. Who wrote the article. What was the content about. Geographical reference. Demographics of those involved Suicide method
Quality ratings of 10% of randomly selected media items in each division MOH guidelines Coroner’s Act Quality indicators - Australian study. Binary determination.
In depth framing analysis. Five case studies. Qualitative research Factors that shape news selection and presentation.