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dc.contributor.authorRoskar, Saska
dc.contributor.authorTancic Grum, Alenka
dc.contributor.authorPostuvan, Vita
dc.contributor.authorPodlesek, Anja
dc.contributor.authorDe Leo, Diego
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-14T12:30:49Z
dc.date.available2017-08-14T12:30:49Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn0351-0026
dc.identifier.doi10.1515/sjph-2017-0005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/344012
dc.description.abstractIntroduction. The existing literature provides evidence of the link between media reporting and suicide in terms of either preventive or provocative effects. Hence, working with media representatives on responsible reporting on suicide is of great importance. Until recently in Slovenia, there has been an obvious lack of communication between media representatives and suicidologists. The aims of the present study were twofold; firstly, to introduce the adaptation and dissemination of intervention on responsible media reporting, and secondly, to evaluate the effectiveness of the implemented intervention on suicide reporting. Methods. We used a pre-post research design. Newspaper articles were retrieved over two 12-month periods: the baseline period and the follow-up period. In between, we had a year of implementation of our intervention program (launching and disseminating the Guidelines via workshops). Each retrieved article was rated qualitatively with respect to its adherence to the Guidelines. Results. The comparison of baseline and follow-up periods revealed some significant differences. Reporting in the follow-up period was less sensationalistic, there was less reporting about specific cases of suicides and more about causes of suicide and pathways out of mental distress. Furthermore, in the follow-up period, there was a significant improvement related to headlines of media articles. Contact information about where to seek help was more often included in the articles. Conclusion. The findings are promising, but working with the media needs to be continuous and ongoing if sustainable results are to be achieved.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherInstitut za Varovanje Zdravja Republike Slovenije
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom31
dc.relation.ispartofpageto38
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalZdravstveno Varstvo (Slovenian Journal of Public Health)
dc.relation.ispartofvolume56
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170199
dc.titleThe adaptation and implementation of guidelines for responsible media reporting on suicide in Slovenia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0
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gro.rights.copyright© 2017 National Institute of Public Health, Slovenia. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorDe Leo, Diego


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