Suicides raise troubling questions for reporters

12/6/2012 | Poynter.org

When the subject of an unflattering story commits suicide, it's appropriate for reporters to reflect on what effect their work might have had in the situation, writes Dan Stockman, a senior reporter at The Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne, Ind. But to begin with, journalists should work to never write anything they might later regret and always go the extra step to be fair and give prominence to the subject's side of a story.

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