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What city for Newsday?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by WazzuGrad00, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. WazzuGrad00

    WazzuGrad00 Guest

    In our bylines for wire stories, we include the city in which a newspaper is located if it isn't in the paper's name.

    Example:
    By JOE SCHMOE
    The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)


    So ... what city should I put for a Newsday story?

    We're in a western state and most people have no idea what Newsday is. New York wouldn't be correct, but is Melville, N.Y. (the mailing address) really all that helpful? I'm considering "Long Island, N.Y." as a compromise.

    Your thoughts?
     
  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Long Island is not as town, it is a region.

    The proper address is Melville, N.Y.
     
  3. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Melville.
     
  4. WazzuGrad00

    WazzuGrad00 Guest

    That was my inclination, but I was trying to talk myself out of it.
     
  5. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Dear spnited,

    Long Island is not a region. Long Island is an island.

    Sincerely,

    Captain Obvious
     
  6. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Long Island is a region

    Long Island is an island

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    And longcat is looooooooooooooooooooooooooooong

    I'd go with Long Island myself, because you're out west, and Melville is the name of some nerd to them.
     
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  7. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Manhattan is an island also, Cap'n.

    And, in fact, the Boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn lie entirely on the piece of land known as Long Island. But they are part of New York City while places like Elmont (home of Belmont Park in Nassau County) and Melville in Suffolk County, are not part of New York City but are also on Long Island
     
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Newsday (built on some farmland across from a cemetary and by a bunch of strip malls and a Costco)
     
  9. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    And it's everyday. Newsday. Everyday.
     
  10. STLIrish

    STLIrish Active Member

    I like BYH's idea.
    But, really, isn't the idea to explain to readers where the thing is? Nobody knows of Melville. But they know of Long Island. And it is the place which Newsday covers (Queens included). So say Long Island.
     
  11. no, the idea is to be accurate
     
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