Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A phrase at the beginning of a newspaper or magazine article that gives the date and place of its origin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A line at the beginning of a document (such as a newspaper article) stating the date and place of origin.
  • v. To attach a dateline to a particular document

Etymologies

date +‎ line (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This week's column carries what in the news business is called a dateline, signifying physical presence.

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  • CHOICE OF NAMES: In most cases, the name of the nation in a dateline is the conventionally accepted short form of its official name: Argentina, for example, rather than Republic of Argentina.

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  • The dateline is the Supreme Court made that decision on June 25th.

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  • You then give reporters a ride into the jungle, providing what in the news business is called a dateline, which suggests an eyewitness account, and you encourage the gullible to disseminate only your version and its lies.

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  • Crucially, Gannon, with a Qana "dateline" to her first piece, was there at the time - and lied.

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  • Maybe I shouldn't have started this post with the word "dateline" ...

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  • Then the titles go up and someone types on a dateline, which is misspelled “Madisno, Wisci” before being corrected; next an utterly grim looking Brown walks to the stage, wearing a serious trench coat apparently a size too big, and starts orating into a sound system that isn’t working.

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  • Don’t overuse the word as a means of referring to the dateline city of an article.

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  • do i need to call "dateline" on your lots and lots of pounded ass?

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  • One suspects he meant "dateline," but perhaps he can explain that to Douglas’ widow, when he pays a condolence call.

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