More from the public editor of the New York Times: yet another best practice about narrative data that also applies to structured data. The date on which the data was created is important, and often overlooked. (The quoted excerpt is from a letter sent to the Times by one of its readers.)
I’m perturbed by The Times’s decision to omit dates from datelines. In the Jan. 20 print edition, Sheryl Gay Stolberg reported that Nicholas Kristof attended the previous night’s state dinner at the White House, while Mr. Kristof’s column that day carried a dateline of Beijing. Did he hastily fly back from Beijing to Washington on the same day he filed that column?