I've seen two different discussions about it:
1. It is great because it tells the story of gun violence in America, demonstrates how powerful images are, and raises important questions about a society where everyone has a camera and can upload anything at any time.
2. It is an awful desperate attempt to profit off the dead.
Really have not seen any argument in between. As a former crime journalist I tend to lean toward Option 1. But as a human being I tend to lean toward Option Two.
The front page image is below the poll, under a cut.
Today's New York Daily News Cover Is
Great. The images tell the story.
Awful. It exploits the dead for no reason.
Something nuanced you will explain in comments.