Oliver: Debate continues about coverage of suicides
It was in January 1988, as a Daily Northwestern reporter covering the police beat, that I first grappled with how to cover suicides.
A Northwestern sociology major had been found dead on a bench in Evanston. A jogger had discovered the body early that morning. A gun was found in the snow near the body, and a note was found in the student’s room on campus.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death a suicide.
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