Student or Learner
In many newspapers, I've seen articles started with a notification of location and time - for example: 'HONGKONG, Jan 12 -'. Is this part used to indicate the place and time related to where and when the event took place OR where and when the article were written?
I believe it indicates the later since the time I've seen could be many days after the event happened. Am I wrong?
If you could, please cite a reference from which I can learn more about this.
It's called a dateline.
a line at the head of a dispatch or newspaper article showing the date and place of writing.