Title: Mental health and journalism : chances and risks
Authors : Hüsser, Angelica
Schanne, Michael
Published in : Global Mental Health : Prevention and Promotion
Pages : 223
Pages to: 233
Editors of the parent work: Bährer-Kohler, Sabine
Carod-Artal, Francisco Javier
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Springer
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Cham
Issue Date: 2017
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Editorial review
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 070: News media, journalism and publishing
616.8: Neurology, diseases of nervous system
Abstract: Media reporting on mental health, mental illness and suicide is a much-debated topic. The often repeated assumption is that media reporting leads - in various degrees of correlation - to discrimination, stigmatization or, worse, in case of reporting about suicide to copycat suicides. As far as research is concerned, it is rarely possible to find consistent and comparatively well-founded empirical evidence in news media. The fields of research are widespread across scientific disciplines and their journals. Conceptualizations and operationalizations are inconsistent. Theoretical models are simplistic and approaches isolated. As far as daily journalism is concerned, a series of online resources are made available by different parties. The lowest common denominator is that reporting should be cautious and respectful. However, the reality shows a different picture. There are no easy or hands-on solutions. To advance journalistic reporting, psychologists, psychiatrists and their institutions are called upon to engage more and provide their expert knowledge. The quality of journalistic reporting can be significantly improved by maintaining ongoing relations between experts and journalists.
Departement: Applied Linguistics
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Media Studies (IAM)
Publication type: Book Part
DOI : 10.1007/978-3-319-59123-0_19
ISBN: 978-3-319-59123-0
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/1697
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