The Responsible Suicide Reporting (RSR) Model in the News
EJN: Responsible Suicide Reporting Model embeds media reporting guidelines in storytelling
Journalists have an important role to play in the prevention of suicide through ethical and responsible reporting of this sensitive topic. Global media reporting guidelines on suicide have been around for more than 20 years; UK-specific guidelines for at least half that. The Editor’s Code of Practice first updated its guidance on how to report suicide in 2006, with a further update in 2015. Read article here.
Ethical Journalism Network Podcast: Ethics in the News: Dr Ann Luce and Dr Sallyanne Duncan
With suicide rates on the rise in the UK, responsible and ethical reporting of suicide has never been more important. To help journalists get it right, Dr Ann Luce and Dr Sallyanne Duncan have developed a Responsible Suicide Reporting model and an online toolkit. They tell EJN’s Hannah Storm why reporters have such an important role to play in the prevention of suicide. Listen to the podcast here.
Press Gazette: Academic urges journalism lecturers to step up teaching on suicide reporting
A Bournemouth University academic has urged journalism professors to improve teaching on suicide reporting guidelines after a survey found nearly three quarters of journalism students said the subject had not been brought up during their studies. Read article here.
The Borneo Post Online: Role of Media in Preventing Suicide
Dr Ann Luce, a Principal Academic in Journalism and Communication, has worked with Dr Sallyanne Duncan from the University of Strathclyde to create the Responsible Suicide Reporting Model which a framework for responsible reporting of suicide. Read the article here.