Who Knew...

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I didn't really know what Dr. Jerz was talking about in class when he used the phrase "bus plunge" stories. I never recalled reading about a bus plunge in my local paper... However Shafer explained that these stories, about a tragedy that would be sure to grab readers' attentions, were very common because they were used as filler when there was extra blank space in a paper. Nowadays, they are less common because it is easier to edit articles or photographs to fill space. I also think that these bite size articles would have been a breath of fresh air for readers who had to sit through the reading of several lenghty articles to come upon a brief one that got to the point and actually did have an interesting story to convey... 

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