Can Journalists and Grieving Communities Coexist?

From a story on apnews.com by David Bauder headlined “Can journalists and grieving communities coexist in tragedy?”:

As a knot of journalists stood across from a mortuary witnessing a funeral for a child killed in the Uvalde school massacre, some people passing by didn’t disguise their anger.

“Y’all are the scum of the Earth,” said one woman, surveying the cameras.

When tragedy comes to town, the media follows, focusing the world’s eyes on a community during its most difficult hours. Columbine, Sandy Hook, now Uvalde, Texas — the list of places synonymous with horrible mass killings keeps growing.