date·line | \ˈdāt-ˌlīn \

Definition of dateline 

1 : a line in a written document or a printed publication giving the date and place of composition or issue

2 usually Date line or date line : international date line

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Correction: June 29, 2018 Because of an editing error, an earlier version of this article contained an incorrect dateline. Sabrina Tavernise, New York Times, "Accused Gunman in Capital Gazette Shooting Left a Trail of Conflicts," 29 June 2018 Gaza cease-fire: In the May 31 Section A, an article about conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip carried a Gaza City dateline., "For the Record," 1 June 2018 With a dateline from Fort Benning, Ga., Hersh began his story this way: Lt. Ian Shapira, Washington Post, "‘It was insanity’: At My Lai, U.S. soldiers slaughtered hundreds of Vietnamese women and kids," 16 Mar. 2018 The letter, which carried a Rochester dateline, was addressed to Maj. Deneen L. Brown, Washington Post, "Frederick Douglass needed to see Lincoln. Would the president meet with a former slave?," 14 Feb. 2018 Famous for his wit and his rope tricks, Rogers wrote a syndicated newspaper column starting in 1922, the year before the annexation vote, until his death in 1935, using the city as the dateline. Nancie Clare, Los Angeles Magazine, "How the World’s First Movie Stars Made Sure Beverly Hills Didn’t Become Part of L.A.," 20 Feb. 2018 Most consumers saw little necessity to educate themselves about the political leanings of media owners, modes of attribution for quotes, journalistic sourcing protocols, the meaning of datelines, or other indicators of veracity., "The Pro-Free Speech Way to Fight Fake News," 12 Oct. 2017 The dateline for the autopsy of this U.S. team may read Couva, a tiny town that no U.S. soccer fan will ever forget, but the seeds for this dark day were planted in several locations. Grant Wahl,, "USA's Haunting World Cup Qualifying Failure Emits Blame, Shock and Calls for Change," 11 Oct. 2017 The dateline is Redington Shores, not Reddington Shores. ___ HURRICANE NEWSLETTER - Get the best of the AP’s all-formats reporting on Irma and Harvey in your inbox: — Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. Washington Post, "They’ve been warned: Some insist on riding out Irma at home," 9 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of dateline

1888, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of dateline was in 1888

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