How to Cite a White House Press Briefing in APA, MLA, or Chicago

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Communication from the White House has always been important, and press briefings provide loads of raw information that you might find useful for papers, articles, and projects. Citing a White House press briefing might seem difficult, but it’s easier than it seems. Regardless of whether you want to cite a White House press briefing in MLA format, APA format, or Chicago, we have some handy tips to help make the process a little easier for you.

When citing a White House press briefing, follow the format for a press release:

  1. Author name (In this case, it will be “The White House”)
  2. The title of the press briefing
  3. The press briefing number (if available)
  4. The publication date of the press briefing
  5. The URL (visible at the top of your web browser)

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Use the following structure to cite a White House press briefing transcript in MLA 9:

“Title of the Press Briefing.” Title of the Website, press briefing number, publication date, URL (remove http:// or https://).

Here’s how to cite the above example in MLA 9:

“Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.” The White House, 8 July 2022, www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/press-briefings/2022/07/08/press-briefing-by-press-secretary-karine-jean-pierre-4/. Press release.

Here’s how to cite the above example in an in-text citation:

(Shortened Title of Press Briefing)

(“Press Briefing”)

*Note: Use a 0.5-inch hanging indent in the works-cited list. Adding “press release” in the optional-element slot is optional but may provide clarity.


Use the following structure to cite a White House press briefing transcript  in APA 7:

Author Name. (Year, Month Day). Title of press briefing [Press release]. URL

Parenthetical: (Author Name, Year)

Narrative: Author Name (Year)

Here’s how to cite a White House press briefing in APA 7:

The White House. (2022, July 8). Press briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre [Press release]. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/press-briefings/2022/07/08/press-briefing-by-press-secretary-karine-jean-pierre-4/

Note: Use a 0.5-inch hanging indent in your reference list. Use sentence case for titles in APA 7, capitalizing proper nouns.

 

Here’s how to cite a White House press briefing in an in-text citation in APA 7:

Parenthetical: (The White House, 2022)

Narrative: The White House (2022)


Use the following structure to cite a White House press briefing transcript in Chicago style (17th ed.):

Chicago note-bibliography style:

  1. Government Author Name, “Title of Press Briefing,” Publication date, URL.

Chicago author-date style:

Government Author Name. Year. “Title of Press Briefing.” Last modified date. URL

In-text citation: (Author Name Year)

 

Here’s how to cite a White House press briefing in Chicago’s note-bibliography style:

The White House, “Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, July 8, 2022, https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/press-briefings/2022/07/08/press-briefing-by-press-secretary-karine-jean-pierre-4/.

Here’s how to cite a White House press briefing in Chicago’s author-date style:

The White House. 2022. “Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.” Last modified July 8, 2022. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/press-briefings/2022/07/08/press-briefing-by-press-secretary-karine-jean-pierre-4/.

Here’s how to cite a White House press briefing in an in-text citation in Chicago’s author-date style:

(The White House 2022)

Note: Use a 0.5-inch hanging indent in your bibliography.


 

 

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