Template:Cite news

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This template is used to cite sources in Wikipedia. It is specifically for news sources.

Usage

Common form for online news articles (English, HTML format, with today as access date)

{{cite news |first= |last= |authorlink= |author= |coauthors= |title= |url= |work= |publisher= |date= |accessdate=2019-10-18 }}

All parameters
{{cite news 
 | first = 
 | last = 
 | authorlink =
 | author = 
 | coauthors =
 | title = 
 | url = 
 | format = 
 | work = 
 | publisher = 
 | pages = 
 | page = 
 | date = 
 | accessdate = 
 | language = 
 | quote = 
}}
{{cite news |first= |last= |authorlink= |author= |coauthors= |title= |url= |format= |work= |publisher= |pages= |page= |date= |accessdate= |language= |quote= }}
  • title is required, rest is optional. Note that title must be on one line in order for the hyperlink to display properly.
  • author: Author
    • last works with first to produce last, first
    • authorlink works either with author or with last & first to link to the appropriate wikipedia article. Does not work with URLs.
    • coauthors: allows additional authors
  • url: Link to the news item if available online
    • format: Format, i.e. PDF. Don't specify for HTML (implied as default).
      Specify as 'fee required' if free access no longer available.
      Specify as 'Reprint' if a full original version but not hosted by the original publisher.
  • work: If this item is part of a larger work (such as a newspaper), name of that work.
  • publisher: Publisher, if any.
  • date: date of publication. ISO 8601 YYYY-MM-DD format recommended.
  • pages overrides page
  • accessdate: Date when item was accessed. Use ISO 8601 YYYY-MM-DD format. Do not wikilink the date.
  • language: the language in which the source is written.
  • quote: Relevant quote.

Examples

  • {{cite news | first=John | last=Doe | title=News | url=http://www.url.com/ | work=Encyclopedia of Things | publisher=News co. | pages= 37–39 | date=2005-11-21 | accessdate=2005-12-11}}
    → Doe, John. "News", Encyclopedia of Things, News co., 2005-11-21, pp. 37–39. Retrieved on 2005-12-11.
  • {{cite news | author=Staff writer | title=News | url=http://www.url.com/News.pdf | format=PDF | publisher=News co. | pages= 37–39 | date=2005-11-21 | accessdate=2005-12-11}}
    → Staff writer. "News" (PDF), News co., 2005-11-21, pp. 37–39. Retrieved on 2005-12-11.
  • {{cite news | first=Jon | last=Fine | authorlink=Jon Fine | title=News | url=http://www.url.com/background | format=Reprint | publisher=News co. | date=2005-11-21 | accessdate=2005-12-11}}
    Fine, Jon. "News" (Reprint), News co., 2005-11-21. Retrieved on 2005-12-11.
  • {{cite news | title=News | url=http://www.url.com/Archive/News | format=Fee required | publisher=News co. | date=2005-11-21 | accessdate=2005-12-11}}
    → "News" (Fee required), News co., 2005-11-21. Retrieved on 2005-12-11.
  • {{cite news | first=John | last=Doe | title=FooBar | page=1}}
    → Doe, John. "FooBar", p. 1.
  • {{cite news | title=FooBar | page=1 }}
    → "FooBar", p. 1.