Template documentation(for the above template, sometimes hidden or invisible)
This template adapted from wikipedia is used to create citations to news articles in print, video, audio or web. It is implemented and maintained for historical reasons mainly because many articles use it.
Use it sparingly. In many cases it is not worth reading up all the parameters to use it. It is simpler to just type in the citations manually following the Chicago style.
All fields must be lowercase.
Copy a blank version to use. Remember to use the "|" (pipe) character between each field. Please delete any unused fields to avoid clutter in the edit window. This template is based on Template:Cite news at Wikipedia.
Full version (copy and paste text below and delete parameters you don't need)
|title=The return of the secondary modern
|location = London
|work=The Daily Telegraph
|date=5 August 2004
The authorlink parameter exists to link to article about the author on Wikipedia but should not be used here
The authorlink parameter does not work here because, obviously, it sets up a link on this local site to an article about the author which most likely will not exist on this wikia. You will end up with a red link unless you wish to create an article about this author. See wikipedia:Template:Cite_news/doc for an example.
Using Template:Para parameter when not HTML. No need to use Template:Para parameter because "New York" is already in name of paper.
|work=The New York Times
|title=State Prison Treatment
|date=4 February 1883
}}:* "State Prison Treatment" (PDF), The New York Times, 4 February 1883.
Using page to identify the reference by page; news item in library but not on line
|title=Four-rate plan in air-fare 'jungle'
|date=9 December 1976
|location = London
Reed, Arthur. "Four-rate plan in air-fare 'jungle'", The Times, 9 December 1976, p. 3.
A foreign-language news article
|title=Honni soit qui mal y pense
|date=30 April 2005
|trans_title=Shame on Those Who Think Evil
Joliet, François. "Honni soit qui mal y pense", Le Figaro, 30 April 2005. (in French)
Using archiveurl and archivedate to refer to items that disappeared from newspaper's own website but are now available from an archive site
|author=Achenbaum, Emily S.
|title=Freedom lost, without a trial
|work=The Charlotte Observer
|date=11 March 2007
|archivedate=19 April 2007