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Canuckistan datelines

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by KYSportsWriter, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    If I'm writing a story from Hamilton, is the dateline: HAMILTON, Ontario, Canada -- ... ?
  2. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    According to the AP Stylebook: "Datelines on stories from Canadian cities other than Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City and Toronto should contain the name of the city in capital letters followed by the name of the province. Do not abbreviate any province or territory name."

    Thus: HAMILTON, Ontario --
  3. Correct. Never use "Canada" in the dateline, and always spell out the name of the province. This stinks for places in Prince Edward Island, but ...
  4. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    At least I can spell that one. Sasketchewan on the other hand . . . :p
  5. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    i may have left canada in the dateline, but our readers wont give two shits about it. oh well. paper was put to bed after the nba game and the net is already updated.
  6. What the hell are you doing in Hamilton?
  7. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    not actually there. we have a football player who just signed with the tiger-cats and i did a story on him. boss said i should use hamilton as the dateline.
  8. budcrew08

    budcrew08 Active Member

    boss is wrong, imo. should use dateline of where you are, not where the story is, especially if you didn't go there.
  9. StevieNicks

    StevieNicks Member

    What's up with the all lower-case letters?
  10. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    i am typing on my phone and it is just easier like this when im not at my computer.
  11. JR

    JR Active Member

    Pretty small list of cities.

    I can understand writing ST. JOHN, New Brunswick so you wouldn't confuse it with ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland but VANCOUVER, British Columbia?
  12. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Active Member

    There's also a Vancouver, Wash.
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