I was planning to write a fairly long blog about the responsibility of media to balance getting the message out vs. giving consumers a choice in the matter. Particularly with some stories that contain gruesome details. These days with social media we have far more opportunities to engage with the media and likewise they have far more abilities to engage with us.
But as sometimes happens, two local sources, Jay Mendard and Nathan Smith have both written excellent blogs on the topic, which pretty well sums up my feelings on the whole thing. I highly suggest reading both of them.