Reporting on Suicide Media Forum –April 10th

The New Hampshire Suicide Prevention Council, along with the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications, New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters and the New Hampshire Press Association will hold a media forum titled “Reporting on Suicide: A Dialogue” on Wednesday April 10th from 10 a.m. to noon at the Nackey S. Loeb School.  Lunch will be served following the program.

Many years of research led to the development of recommendations on reporting suicide, initiated by the World Health Organization and revised in 2011 by a group led by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.  It has been shown that the way a suicide is reported in the news media has a significant impact on others.  The objective of this forum is to discuss the real world implications in the news field.

The forum will be moderated by David Howland, Lecturer in English at the University of New Hampshire.  Seating is very limited for this event.  Please contact Rhonda Siegel at rsiegel@dhhs.state.nh.us for more information or to RSVP.

 

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