New Yorker: A Shocking Suicide, a Long-Lost Friend, and a Movie Trailer.

If it bleeds, it leads.

I suppose you have to be of my 'vintage' to recall another historical crux point, this time in television news. There was 'before minicam crews' and 'after minicam crews'. Before, largely black-and-white just-the-facts. After, colorful closeups of traffic accidents, inner city shootings. The effect was like watching black and white cartoons, and then being thrust in front of a luridly lit Jackson Pollock featuring chunks of raw meat. I was a teen, and I found it nightmare-inducing. The anti-minicam ethos was vibrant back when this occurred - sort of like journalists not wanting to have anything to do with blogs or Twitter. There is irony in my filing this under "Entertainment", but that's the culture we've accepted ...