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Chicago Style Guide, for 16th Edition: Newspapers

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Introduction

            Newspaper footnotes/endnotes share much of the same structure as journals and magazines. The author, headline, publisher, and especially the day/year are all central elements to a proper newspaper note-style citation. If the online edition of a paper was consulted as the reference, a URL should be included at the end of the citation.

Note-style citations of newspaper should include most or all of the following elements

  1. Full name(s) of authors (Firstname Middlename Lastname).

  2. Title and subtitle of article with all major words capitalized (article name surrounded by quotation marks).

  3. Name of newspaper column, with all major words capitalized (if article is part of regular column) (e.g. citation 2)

  4. Title of newspaper with all major words capitalized (in italicized characters).

  5. Publication date (Month, Day and Year).

  6. URL (for online publications).


Basic Layout

            1. Author Firstname Lastname, “Article Title: Subtitle,” Column Name, Title of Magazine, publication Month/Day/Year, URL.


 

Examples

Physical Newspaper

            2. Marguerite Fields, “Want to Be My Boyfriend? Please Define,” Modern Love, New York Times, May 4, 2008.


Online Newspaper

            3. Julie Bosman, “Jets? Yes! Sharks? ¡Sí! In Bilingual ‘West Side,’” New York Times, July 17, 2008, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/17/theater/17bway.html.