Template:Newspaper article

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Purpose[edit source]

This template and its heirs add an explicitly semantic, machine-readable, bibliographic layer to a simple unordered list item.

Article templates for specific publications[edit source]

When possible, one should use the appropriate subtemplate of this template. To see a list of available newspaper titles or to request the creation of a new subtemplate, please see User:Merlin/spellbook/newspapers.

Usage[edit source]

To create a single bibliographic item, locate the appropriate subtemplate and provide the following parameters (when known and applicable):

Parameter name Example value Note
title The Title of the Newspaper Article Just the title in plaintext. Do not add quotation marks, style, etc.
year YYYY The year of publication, four digits.
day DD The day of the month of publication, two digits (01–31).
month MM The month of the year of publication, two digits (01–12).
page {{Cite page|1}} See Template:Cite page or Template:Cite pages.
section S The section of the periodical.
author Jane {{Surname|Doe}} The author or authors. Template:Surname can be used to identify surnames.

A series of template calls to the "newspaper article" template family should constitute the sole parameter of a call to Template:Newspaper articles.

Example source[edit source]

A simple example of a semantic "Newspaper articles" section would be entered as so:

{{Daily Record article
 | title = One Heckuva Big Buildings: Visitors Awed By Gerstenslager Co.'s Newest Facility
 | author = Jane {{Surname|Bablack}}
 | year = 1955
 | day = 16
 | month = 12
}}
{{Daily Record article
 | title = Gerstenslager's Last Buggy in Marshallville
 | year = 1967
 | day = 18
 | month = 04
 | page = {{Cite page|3}}
}}

The whitespace (empty spaces, new lines, etc.) is mostly ignored by the wiki software; it is stylized above solely for the sake of readability.

Example output[edit source]

The two calls to Template:Daily Record article defined above produce the following:

  • December 16, 1955: "One Heckuva Big Buildings: Visitors Awed By Gerstenslager Co.'s Newest Facility" by Jane Bablack, The Daily Record.
  • April 18, 1967: "Gerstenslager's Last Buggy in Marshallville", The Daily Record, p. 3.

Direct use of this template[edit source]

When a publication is likely to be relevant to the project only once or twice, direct use of this template is appropriate. Usage is similar to above, with one notable exception: there is no title parameter. Rather, there is an article_title parameter and a newspaper_title parameter. The newspaper_title, if supplied, will be displayed in the same location as "The Daily Record" examples above and it will be italicized, but it will not a link unless that brackets are added manually.

Example source[edit source]

{{Newspaper article
 | article_title=From Carriages to Cars: Over the Years, The Gerstenslager Co. Has Seen the Ride Go From Horse-Drawn to Horsepower
 | year=1997
 | day=17
 | month=1
 | author=[[Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce]]
}}
{{Newspaper article
 | newspaper_title=The Plain Dealer
 | article_title=Wooster—To Native of Wayne County, The Name George Gerstenslager is What the Name Henry Ford is to Detroiters
 | year=1968
 | month=07
 | day=19
}}

Example output[edit source]

The two calls to Template:Newspaper article defined above produce the following:

  • January 17, 1997: "From Carriages to Cars: Over the Years, The Gerstenslager Co. Has Seen the Ride Go From Horse-Drawn to Horsepower" by Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce.
  • July 19, 1968: "Wooster—To Native of Wayne County, The Name George Gerstenslager is What the Name Henry Ford is to Detroiters", The Plain Dealer.