How to cite an online newspaper article in Chicago

Chicago style online newspaper article citation

To cite an online 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 magazine: Give the title as presented in the source.
  4. Date of publication: Give the month, day and year of publication.
  5. URL: Give the full URL from the direct source. Include http:// or https://.

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

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

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

Examples

An article with one author from the digital version of a newspaper

Greenslade, Roy. "Opinion is valued more than fact in this digital era" The Guardian. July 29, 2018. www.theguardian.com/media/2018/jul/29/digital-media-opinion-facts-comment.

An article with one author from the digital version of a newspaper

Steinhauser, Gabriele. "Zimbabweans Turn Out in Droves for First Vote Without Mugabe." Wall Street Journal. July 30, 2018. www.wsj.com/articles/zimbabwe-votes-in-hope-of-reviving-a-tattered-economy-1532937677.

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