Newspaper article: how to cite in Chicago Style – notes and bibliography (17th ed.)?

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General rules

According to Chicago Style – notes and bibliography (17th ed.), to reference a newspaper article, the following data should be given: author, article title, newspaper title, and date of publication.

A newspaper is identified by its publication date, which means that there is no need to indicate the newspaper's issue number or volume. Also, no page range is given in the reference, as, according to The Chicago Manual of Style (CMoS), several reimpressions of a newspaper can appear within the same day with a different order of articles.

If a newspaper article does not have a credited author, the newspaper title is placed at the beginning of the bibliographic reference.

Template of reference in a bibliography:

Author. "Article Title." Newspaper Title, publication date.


Newspaper Title. "Article Title." Publication date.

Template of full note:

Author, "Article Title," Newspaper Title, publication date.

Template of short note:

Author, "Article Title" .

If the newspaper's title starts with 'The', this element is omitted in the reference: The GuardianGuardian.

Examples of references in a bibliography

Nechepurenko, Ivan. "The Brutal Grip of an Autocrat in Belarus." New York Times, 15 November 2020.

New York Times. "Head to Streaming For Premieres." 15 November 2020.

Examples of notes

1. Ivan Nechepurenko, "The Brutal Grip of an Autocrat in Belarus," New York Times, 15 November 2020.

2. "Head to Streaming For Premieres," New York Times, 15 November 2020.

3. Nechepurenko, "Brutal Grip."

4. "Head to Streaming For Premieres."

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