Leaning over the handlebars with one knee up on the seat, Derrick Pottle commanded his snowmobile between rocks and sheets of gray sea ice before stopping suddenly at the mouth of a bay.
[When a New York Times article has an unvetted ''dateline'' that reads ON SEA ICE NEAR RIGOLET, Labrador — with a sentence that reads ''that made it impossible to drive across the inlet. It was Jan. 7, unusually late in the season for Mr. Pottle’s first trip to his cabin'' ....does this mean the article was researched and reported and that the reporter was there in Canada on January 7, 2017 when she was not a NYT staffer or in November 2017 when she was an intern at the NYT?
SEE JACK SCHAFER's take a few years ago on this topic:
The dateline of a news story has important information -- it indicates the city the journalist was in when he or she reported on the story. It also indicates the date the story was filed.
However, the dateline does not indicate the place of publication. For example, an article that was published in a US-based newspaper, website, or TV network was produced in the US for an audience of Americans. It can thus be considered to have the US as its place of publication -- regardless of the dateline. (See example, right).
Rick Bragg's "Dateline Toe-Touch"
A New York Times writer gets gets caught cutting corners.http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/press_box/2003/05/rick_braggs_dateline_toetouch.html
and TIME magazine controversy over a dateline with Laurie Goodstein