So would you as an editor have published the video of the fiery race-car crash in which Dan Wheldon passed away today?
Or just a still photo of the fire, no video link.
Or a photo of the man, alive and winning races?
Or some other solution?
I would have gone with the still photo of the fire with no video link, figuring the following:
- People could surely access it elsewhere if they really wanted to see it;
- There was no real news-y reason for the entire video to be shown;
- And it seemed a bit gratuitous.
On the other hand, the footage is dramatic and DOES show how the heck something so terrible, involving so many cars, could happen.
What do others think?