Media speculating Andreas Lubitz's mental health is a disservice
It's been just over a week since Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed into the French Alps, killing all on board. An incomprehensible tragedy when it was first reported... there's now a story taking shape.
And for the news media reporting that story, one fact has stood out above all others, the mental health of the man at the plane's controls.
Today, as part of our occasional Eye on the Media series, we're asking about how the news media should report and relate this kind of story when mental health issues such as depression are intertwined with disaster.
This segment was produced by The Currnent's Pacinthe Mattar, Ines Colabrese and Marc Apollonio.
Don't Blame It on Depression - Slate
Media Guide: Reporting on Mental Health - Mindset, a project created by Canadian journalists for journalists