The bridgend suicides suicide and the media ann luce on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers this in depth analysis looks at how suicide was represented in the british press when 20 young people between the ages of 15 and 29 took their own lives in the south wales borough of bridgend in 2008 the chapters highlight specific categories of description that journalists use to . Only book on the market that deals specifically with the bridgend suicides the issue of suicide and the way the media reports or depicts this exposes the five main categories that journalists use to report and stigmatise suicide examines the role of social networking sites and new media in the . The bridgend suicide incidents are a set of suicides involving young people in bridgend county borough in south wales in 2010 police asked the media to stop covering the suicides in an attempt to prevent copycats bridgend is a former market town of around 39000 people however the suicides stretched over the whole county borough of . The bridgend suicides offers a compelling account of how local press reporting of a succession of suicides by children and young people in bridgend in 2008 created a feeding frenzy in national and international news media. For now the bridgend suicides seem to have slowed down or the media has just slowed down on reporting them the suicide cluster phenomenon will probably show up in another community in the near future and the news will spread like wildfire thanks to social media
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