This page contains a reference example for a press release.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (2019, November 15). FDA approves first contact lens indicated to slow the progression of nearsightedness in children [Press release].


  • Parenthetical citation: (U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 2019)
  • Narrative citation: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (2019)
  • Provide the name of the group that released the press release as the author.
  • Include the description “[Press release]” in square brackets after the title of the press release.
  • When the author and the publisher of the press release are the same, omit the publisher to avoid repetition, as shown in the example.

Press release references are covered in Section 10.4 of the APA Publication Manual, Seventh Edition

Date created: February 2020