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Remembering Jacintha Saldanha on the Second Anniversary of Her Suicide

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 02.01.2015 | Media
Nancy Graham Holm

Jacintha was the 46-year-old, mother-of-two who worked at King Edward VII's Hospital Sister Agnes in London, England; a hardworking, devoted nurse; the particular nurse that just happened to answer the telephone on December 4, 2012.

Australian Radio Hosts Were Just Doing Their Job

Heather Korol | Posted 02.11.2013 | Media
Heather Korol

In a world where businesses and people are clamoring for the next viral win, the most number of re-tweets or 15 minutes of fame, these DJs were doing what they were expressly hired to do; create entertaining, possibly shocking content.

Prank Calling: Anyone Still Laughing?

Brian Rooney | Posted 02.11.2013 | Media
Brian Rooney

What makes prank humor not very clever, and not funny, is that one of the easiest things in the world is to take advantage of another person's trust.

Punked to Death: Nurse's Apparent Suicide Puts Ratings Hunger on Trial

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 02.09.2013 | Media
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Yet even as the world remains stunned by the lethal prank and a family grieves the loss of a beloved member, we're now being told by Australian media that the shock jocks involved are in a "fragile state" and in intensive therapy. Do we care about them at this point?

British Nurse's Apparent Suicide Is Tragic, But Media and Public Response Has Been Over the Top

Michael Russnow | Posted 02.09.2013 | Media
Michael Russnow

The awful news of Jacintha Saldanha's apparent suicide is tragic. However, to inflate the incident unrealistically, as if a harmless prank from two Australian radio disc jockeys was a causal effect and in so doing possibly ruin their careers, is an example of how the media blows things out of proportion.

Radio Show Fools Hospital Into Divulging The Duchess' Private Information

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 12.05.2012 | Style

Yes, this actually happened.