How to cite a newspaper article in Chicago

Chicago style newspaper article citation

To cite a newspaper article in a reference entry in Chicago style 17th edition include the following elements:

  1. Author(s) of the article: Give first the last name, then the name as presented in the source (e. g. Watson, John). For two authors, reverse only the first name, followed by ‘and’ and the second name in normal order (e. g. Watson, John, and John Watson). For more than seven authors, list the first seven names followed by et al.
  2. Title of the article: Give the title in quotation marks.
  3. Title of the newspaper: Give the title as presented in the source.
  4. Date of publication: Give the month, day and year of publication.

Here is the basic format for a reference list entry of a newspaper article in Chicago style 17th edition:

Author(s) of the article. "Title of the article." Title of the newspaper. Date of publication.

Take a look at our reference list examples that demonstrate the Chicago style guidelines in action:


An article with one author from a print newspaper

Belluck, Pam. "New Alzheimer’s Drug Slows Memory Loss in Early Trial Results." NY Times. July 26, 2018.

An article with one author from a print newspaper

Macmillan, Douglas. "Google Blasts Through Hurdles." Wall Street Journal. July 24, 2018.

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