It would appear that the Alice Morrin “final moments” audio file has been removed from the Courant.com site. … after about seven hours. Some of my sources on the inside suggest that the majority of editors were opposed to having it up in the first place.
Now, more than ever, I would like to know the progression of decision-making here. The on-again, off-againism calls into question how the newsroom evaluated the material in the first place. It also suggests an inexperience in handling ticklish issues like this one; and a lack of conviction in the rightness of the call.