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CFP: Suicide and media

The Journal Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture is calling papers for their special issue on the topic Suicide and media.

Articles for this special issue are welcome relating to any of the following themes:

Media role: help or hindrance? Beneficial or harmful?

Media and suicide bereavement and/or memorialisation and the media after a suicide

Representation of suicide in media texts, including in different genres (e.g. Drama, Documentary, News, etc.) and in different media (e.g. Music, Press, Broadcasting, etc.)

Role of media in suicide awareness and prevention activities

Cross-cultural/national perspectives on suicide and the media Media practitioner and production studies, including consideration of collaborative work uniting media and health professionals

Policy and regulations regarding suicide in the media, including consideration of public or private sector approaches to media and suicide and/or issues of social responsibility

Audience research and user case studies relating to suicide and the media (e.g. Considerations of gender, age-ranges, specific professions etc.)

Online ‘suicide communities’ and ‘computer-mediated counselling’

Historical perspectives of suicide and the media

Methodological processes and considerations when examining suicide and the media

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Proposals outside of these themes will be considered. The issue is scheduled for publication in Summer 2017 (July)

Submissions of 6000–8000 words in length are to be original, scholarly manuscripts.

Deadline for submissions: 30 November 2016

More information can be found on the journal’s website

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