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Codebreaker

Twitter, suicide, and journalism

John Moe Aug 19, 2010

Early this morning, I got a direct message on Twitter pointing me to the Twitter feed of Seattle photojournalist Joshua Trujillo. Last night, he was driving across the Aurora Bridge, which is the second most popular spot for suicide jumpers in the United States, behind the Golden Gate Bridge. Trujillo spotted a young woman who had climbed over the rail, preparing to jump. He called 911 and then parked the car and got out to watch what happened once the police had arrived. He live tweeted what he was seeing. Here’s his account of the evening.

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