Guide: How to reference a press release in APA style

Use the following template to cite a press release using the APA citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the APA style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


[Author or corporation] ([Year of publication]). [Title]. [press release] [Full date of release].


Apple (2012). Apple Introduces iPad mini. [press release] 23rd Oct 2012.

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.


([Author or corporation], [Year of publication])


Apple have just released their latest handheld device, according to a recent release (Apple, 2012)