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    HONGKONG, Jan 12 - (News article)

    Dear teacher,

    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.

    Thanks,
    PBLearner

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    Re: HONGKONG, Jan 12 - (News article)

    Quote Originally Posted by PBLearner View Post
    Dear teacher,

    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.

    Thanks,
    PBLearner
    I believe it's the day and place of the reportage. I don't have any reference for you though.

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    Re: HONGKONG, Jan 12 - (News article)

    It's called a dateline.

    dateline/ˈdeɪtlʌɪn/

    ▶noun
    a line at the head of a dispatch or newspaper article showing the date and place of writing.
    (WordReference dictionary)

    Rover

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