Monday, May 21, 2007

The rise and fall of "the bus plunge" story

Here is an interesting article about the bus plunge story. And a follow-up here.

I used to collect bus plunges from the pages of the newspaper. I got a friend who collects obituaries.

Any good "bus plunge" story should have the following elements:
Plunge should appear in the hed; the piece should be only a couple of sentences long; and it should "include the number feared dead, the identity of any group on board"—a soccer team, church choir, or students—"as well as the distance of the plunge from the capital city." The words ravine or gorge should appear.

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