The Bridgend Suicides: Suicide and the Media by Ann Luce

By Ann Luce

This extensive research appears at how suicide was once represented within the British press while 20 teens among the a while of 15 and 29 took their very own lives within the South Wales Borough of Bridgend in 2008. The chapters spotlight particular different types of description that newshounds use to give an explanation for suicide to their readers. The learn additionally examines the discourses that emerged round suicide that proceed to perpetuate stigma and disgrace whilst suicide happens this present day. utilizing her personal event of getting misplaced a family member to suicide, coupled with unique study, the writer provides a truly frank clarification of why suicide isn't approved in society today.

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The newsgathering process is not something that is widely examined by scholars, though Verica Rupar (2006) makes a good case for further study in her project on newsgathering and transparency in the New Zealand press. One of Rupar’s arguments is that when journalists are quoting information, they do not specifically say where they got that information. For example, she notes the difference between saying, ‘the Prime Minister said yesterday at a press conference in the Beehive that …’, versus ‘The Prime Minister thinks …’.

A crime story will always have a quote from a police official, a story about budget woes will always contain a quote from an elected official, and a story about higher education will always contain a quote from a qualified academic. Ericson et al. (1989) explain further: There is considerable variation in who controls the process, depending on the context, the type of sources involved, the type of news organizations involved, and what is at issue. It is a matter of who wants to control whom via news accounts and how all the sources and news organizations involved see themselves fitting into the picture.

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