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Thing > CreativeWork > Article > NewsArticle

A NewsArticle is an article whose content reports news, or provides background context and supporting materials for understanding the news.

A more detailed overview of News markup is also available.

Usage: Between 10,000 and 50,000 domains
PropertyExpected TypeDescription
Properties from NewsArticle
dateline Text A dateline is a brief piece of text included in news articles that describes where and when the story was written or filed though the date is often omitted. Sometimes only a placename is provided.
printColumn Text The number of the column in which the NewsArticle appears in the print edition.
printEdition Text The edition of the print product in which the NewsArticle appears.
printPage Text If this NewsArticle appears in print, this field indicates the name of the page on which the article is found. Please note that this field is intended for the exact page name (e.g. A5, B18).
printSection Text If this NewsArticle appears in print, this field indicates the print section in which the article appeared.
Properties from Article
articleBody Text The actual body of the article.
articleSection Text Articles may belong to one or more 'sections' in a magazine or newspaper, such as Sports, Lifestyle, etc.
pageEnd Integer  or
The page on which the work ends; for example "138" or "xvi".
pageStart Integer  or
The page on which the work starts; for example "135" or "xiii".
pagination Text Any description of pages that is not separated into pageStart and pageEnd; for example, "1-6, 9, 55" or "10-12, 46-49".
speakable SpeakableSpecification  or
Indicates sections of a Web page that are particularly 'speakable' in the sense of being highlighted as being especially appropriate for text-to-speech conversion. Other sections of a page may also be usefully spoken in particular circumstances; the 'speakable' property serves to indicate the parts most likely to be generally useful for speech.

The speakable property can be repeated an arbitrary number of times, with three kinds of possible 'content-locator' values:

1.) id-value URL references - uses id-value of an element in the page being annotated. The simplest use of speakable has (potentially relative) URL values, referencing identified sections of the document concerned.

2.) CSS Selectors - addresses content in the annotated page, eg. via class attribute. Use the cssSelector property.

3.) XPaths - addresses content via XPaths (assuming an XML view of the content). Use the xpath property.

For more sophisticated markup of speakable sections beyond simple ID references, either CSS selectors or XPath expressions to pick out document section(s) as speakable. For this we define a supporting type, SpeakableSpecification which is defined to be a possible value of the speakable property.

wordCount Integer The number of words in the text of the Article.
Properties from CreativeWork
hasPart CreativeWork Indicates a CreativeWork that is (in some sense) a part of this CreativeWork.
Inverse property: isPartOf.
isPartOf CreativeWork Indicates a CreativeWork that this CreativeWork is (in some sense) part of.
Inverse property: hasPart.
position Integer  or
The position of an item in a series or sequence of items.
Properties from Thing
description Text A description of the item.
disambiguatingDescription Text A sub property of description. A short description of the item used to disambiguate from other, similar items. Information from other properties (in particular, name) may be necessary for the description to be useful for disambiguation.
mainEntityOfPage CreativeWork  or
Indicates a page (or other CreativeWork) for which this thing is the main entity being described. See background notes for details.
Inverse property: mainEntity.
name Text The name of the item.

Instances of NewsArticle may appear as values for the following properties

PropertyOn TypesDescription
associatedArticle MediaObject A NewsArticle associated with the Media Object.

Available properties in extensions

More specific Types available in extensions


This class contains derivatives of IPTC rNews properties. rNews is a data model of publishing metadata with serializations currently available for RDFa as well as HTML5 Microdata. More information about the IPTC and rNews can be found at

This term and associated definitions draws upon the work of The Trust Project.

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