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Chicago Citation Style Guide: Newspaper Articles

Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition, rules for formatting citations using the Author/Date and Footnote/Endnote Bibliography styles.

Newspaper Articles

Material Type           Footnote/Endnote              Bibliography                                                        

General Format: 

Author's First Name Last Name, "Title of article," Title of Newspaper, Date, URL or Name of Database.

General Format: Use the hanging indent for the Bibliography entries.

Author's Last Name, First Name. "Title of article." Title of Newspaper, Date of Publication. URL or Name of Database.

Article with personal author        Ed Killer and Ginny Beagan, "6 Recent Bear Sightings in Area Reported," St. Lucie News Tribune, July 2, 2019. 

Killer, Ed and Ginny Beagan. "6 Recent Bear Sightings in Area Reported." St. Lucie News Tribune, July 2, 2019.

Article without an author      Opinion, "Iran's Nuclear Breakout," Wall Street Journal, July 2, 2019.                                       

Opinion. "Iran's Nuclear Breakout." Wall Street Journal, July 2, 2019.

Article from a website

Ben Yagoda, "What Should You Do if Your Students Say ‘Like,’ Like, Every 10th Word?" Chronicle of Higher Education, June 25, 2019,

Yagoda, Ben. "What Should You Do if Your Students Say ‘Like,’ Like, Every 10th Word?" Chronicle of Higher Education, June 25, 2019.