The Start Date/Time determines the publish date and time of an asset. Once the Start Date/Time has been reached, it can be viewed by readers on your site. All assets require a Start Date/Time.
What is Display Priority?
Display Priority is an optional identifier that is used in conjunction with Start Date/Time for declaring relative importance.
By default, all assets feature a 0 or null Display Priority value. When a Display Priority value is introduced to an asset, whether it's 1, 50 or 100, the asset gains heightened importance for that day and will appear higher within content blocks, section pages and search results.
Most content blocks are configured to sort assets by Start Date/Time, so when a new day arrives, assets for the day will take precedent over assets from the previous day, no matter the Display Priority.