Suicide Online: Portrayal of website-related suicide by the New Zealand media

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dc.contributor.author Thom, Katey en
dc.contributor.author Edwards, G en
dc.contributor.author Nakarada-Kordic, Ivana en
dc.contributor.author McKenna, Brian en
dc.contributor.author O'Brien, Anthony en
dc.contributor.author Nairn, R en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-23T22:29:07Z en
dc.date.issued 2011-06 en
dc.identifier.citation New Media and Society 13(8):1355-1372 Jun 2011 en
dc.identifier.issn 1461-4448 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/18286 en
dc.description.abstract Media reporting can impact negatively or positively on suicidal behaviour. Specific reporting methods such as the use of sensationalism can influence suicidal behaviour. This paper presents the findings from a study that aimed to provide an in-depth examination of New Zealand mainstream news items in which websites played a role in suicide. We used framing analysis to interpret the role online technology plays in the reporting of the suicide event. The findings indicate that news items were primarily framed in such a way so that the role of online technology was often overemphasised at the expense of the suicide events themselves. While websites were characteristically framed as ‘enablers’ or ‘preventers’ of suicide, the contribution of mental wellbeing to suicide was largely marginalised in the news media reports. The paper concludes by considering the implications of these framings for existing media studies of suicide and the media’s role in suicide prevention. en
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Media and Society en
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dc.title Suicide Online: Portrayal of website-related suicide by the New Zealand media en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1461444811406521 en
pubs.issue 8 en
pubs.begin-page 1355 en
pubs.volume 13 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: SAGE Publications en
pubs.end-page 1372 en
pubs.publication-status Accepted en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 177317 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id Nursing en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-11-19 en


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