Video: Reporting on youth suicide in Allegheny County for PublicSource


On July 21, PublicSource published a story about youth suicide in Allegheny County. From 2011 to early July 2016, 108 people ages 13 to 24 took their own lives in the county. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people in the country. Reporter Mary Niederberger speaks about how she was affected by her reporting and what she hopes people will take away from the story. She also talks about the special considerations she and PublicSource Managing Editor Halle Stockton took when deciding how to present the story because of its sensitive subject matter.

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