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Chicago Style Guide, for 17th Edition



            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. Authors: 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. Newspaper column: with all major words capitalized (if article is part of regular column) (e.g. citation 2)
  4. Newspaper Title: with all major words capitalized (in italicized characters).
  5. Publication date: (Month, Day and Year).
  6. URL: (for online publications).

Basic Layout

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



Physical Newspaper Article

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

          2. Denis Judd, "Hanging on to the Jewel in the Crown," History Today, November 2009, 34.

Online Newspaper Article

          3. Julie Bosman, “Jets? Yes! Sharks? ¡Sí! In Bilingual ‘West Side,’” New York Times, July 17, 2008,
          4. "Austrian Heir and His Wife Assassinated," Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser (Manchester, England), June 29, 1914, Gale NewsVault.