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Naming Names in the MySpace Suicide?

On today's show, reporter Steve Pokin of the St. Charles Journal talked about breaking the story of Megan Meiers, the 13-year-old girl who hanged herself after a neighbor girl's family wooed her with a fake MySpace suitor. When the suitor turned on Megan and told her the world would be better off without her, she hanged herself.

Pokin's paper hasn't named the other family, even as bloggers plaster their names and personal information all over the Web. A handful of mainstream media outlets, including the Boston Globe, has named the family.

NPR is choosing not to name the other family at this point. What would you do?