A phrase at the beginning of a newspaper or magazine article that gives the date and place of its origin.(noun)
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Use "dateline" in a sentence
"This week's column carries what in the news business is called a dateline, signifying physical presence."
"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."
"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."