How to cite a Newspaper
Step 1: Formatting the Author's name
- Place the name of the Author in a reversed order. (Last name, First name) Remember to write the complete first name and not the initials only. If you are to add middle initials or any suffixes such as Jr. and Sr. or roman numerals, add these after the first name and separated it with a comma. End the cited name with a period.
Example: Howard, Ferdinand.
Howard, Ferdinand, Jr.
- If the article is written by more than one writer, place the name of each writer one after the other using the Chicago style of formatting names as instructed above and separate each one with a comma. The last name in the series of entries will be separated with "and."
Example: Howard, Ferdinand, Lee, Robert and Percival Harold.
Step 2: Formatting the title of your source
- On formatting the title, write the complete title of the source where you have taken your citation, place it after the author's name and end the title with a period. Also remember to place the full title inside quotations marks and do not italicize it.
Example: Howard, Ferdinand. "Hot gates massacre, 300 Spartans dead."
- Next, place the name of newspaper and the complete date of the publication; remember to separate the two entries with a comma.
Example: Howard, Ferdinand. "Hot gates massacre, 300 Spartans dead." Athenian Gazette, February 2, 2001.
- If the Newspaper article was taken online, place the word "accessed" after the date of publication and place the complete web URL where the article was taken.
Example: Howard, Ferdinand. "Hot gates massacre, 300 Spartans dead." Athenian Gazette, February 2, 2001. Place here the exact URL (copy paste it) (accessed: June 3, 2012)
- Finally add the complete date when you accessed the source, also remember to place the word "accessed" before the date.
Example: Howard, Ferdinand. "The nation mourns." Panorama, January 2, 1955, www.panorama.com, place here the exact URL (copy paste it) (accessed: June 3, 2012)