Reporting death has always been a controversial and sensitive subject for both the bereaved and journalists, but after revelations from the Leveson Inquiry of poor ethical behaviour towards the bereaved this form of reporting is likely to come under greater scrutiny. Research indicates journalists would welcome further guidance, particularly in relation to using social media. The bereaved also would appreciate a more equitable relationship with the media. Through interviews with journalists and bereavement groups, this paper explores their views on the effect the Leveson Inquiry might have on reporting bereaved people, lessons that can be learned, and on any measures which could be adopted in the future.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2013|
- broadcasting ethics
Promoting Higher Standards of Media Reporting of Mental Health, Suicide and the Bereaved through Improved Professional Guidelines.
Sallyanne Duncan (Participant), Jackie Newton (Participant)
Impact: Impact - for External Portal › Professional practice, training and standards, Policy and legislation