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Delay posting photos

By Terry Berube | Published Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Messenger withholds the name of fatal accident victims until family can be notified. Does it really make sense to release photos of the accident and names of other people in the vehicle before the family is notified? This information is as close as you can come to letting family and close friends know who the victim is, without actually printing the name.

In the future, I hope you will be mindful of this fact before releasing photos and other identifying information.

Terry Berube
Decatur

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