Q. How do I cite and reference a press release?



Author. (Year, Month Day). Title of press release in italics and sentence casing [Press release]. http://www.url...


Federal Trade Commission (2019, November 19). FTC issues agency financial report for fiscal year 2019 [Press release]. https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2019/11/ftc-issues-agency-financial-report-fiscal-year-2019

In-text citation (paraphrase):

(Author, year)

In-text citation (direct quote):

(Author, year, para. #-#)


(Federal Trade Commission, 2019)


  • Press releases are almost always written by a group author who is the same entity as the publisher. Therefore you do not need to include publisher information unless the publisher has a different name than the group author.
  • For more tips and examples on referencing in APA format, check here
  • For more information on creating in-text citations, check here 


  • Last Updated May 07, 2020
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  • Answered By Ethan Allard

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