The word “dateline” is used today mainly to label the bit of text at the top of a printed news story that indicates where and—often, but not always—when it was written. For instance, after a headline about events in Kenya, the dateline might read “NAIROBI, Kenya, June 2, 2010.”Probably because this rather obscure word has been popularized by its use for the name of an NBC television news show, some people confuse it with “deadline,” which is most often the date by which something must be accomplished. You can miss deadlines, meet deadlines, or have to deal with short deadlines— but not datelines.
Federal Times is proud to announce the Washington chapter of the Society of Professional Journalist honored us with two first-place Dateline Awards last night: My June 4, 2012 story “At GSA, almost everyone rates a bonus” received first prize for weekly investigative reporting. This story dove into bonus data across the government and uncovered how [...]
Tune in at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday for a new show: “Naperville News Extra” on NCTV17. The monthly show takes an in-depth look at stories important to you, much like 60 Minutes or Dateline. In the pilot episode, we’ll share four stories. The Illinois Prairie Path is the nation’s first successful “rail to trail,” created by May Thielgaard Watts in the mid-1960s. NCTV17’s Jordan Abudayyeh takes a closer ...
Today is the deadline to sign up for the Shreveport City Amateur Golf Championship, to be held at Querbes Park Golf Course beginning June 21. Competitors must have their entry forms into the Querbes pro shop by 5 p.m. this afternoon.