Liam Casey

12 Days of the RRJ: Day 12 – Suicide

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Journalists have maintained a long-standing silence on suicide. Psychiatrists, police and editors cite the contagion effect—the theory is that extensive coverage of one suicide triggers other suicides, spreading like a virus

Liam Casey argues for the end to the newsroom silence on suicide in the upcoming issue of the Ryerson Review of Journalism, which launches today at the Cadillac Lounge in Toronto.


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