a line giving the place of origin and usually the date of a news dispatch or the like.
verb (used with object), datelined, datelining.
to furnish (a news story) with a dateline: He datelines his reports Damascus.

1885–90; date1 + line1 Unabridged
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dateline (ˈdeɪtˌlaɪn)
journalism the date and location of a story, placed at the top of an article

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Word Origin & History

1880, imaginary line down the Pacific Ocean on which the calendar day begins and ends, from date + line. Meaning "line of text that tells the date and place of origin of a newspaper, article, telegram, etc." is from 1888.
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Example sentences
We use datelines on single byline stories only if the reporter was at the location cited in the dateline.
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