How to Cite a Newspaper in APA
Newspaper: A daily or weekly publication that contains news; often featuring articles on political events, crime, business, art, entertainment, society, and sports.
How to cite a newspaper in print
Author, F.M. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Article Title. Newspaper Title, pp. xx-xx.
Note: If the article is printed on discontinuous pages, list all of the page numbers/ranges and separate them with a comma. (e.g., pp. C2, C4, C7-9.)
Bowman, L. (1990, March 7). Bills Target Lake Erie Mussels. Pittsburgh Press, pp. A4
How to cite a newspaper article found online
Author, F.M. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Article Title. Newspaper Title. Retrieved from newspaper homepage URL
Kaplan, K. (2013, October 22). Flu shots may reduce risk of heart attacks, strokes and even death. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved from http://www.latimes.com
Note: Use the URL of the newspaper’s home page to avoid broken links.
Tips for citing online newspaper articles
- You do not need to include retrieval information (e.g., date of access) in APA citations for electronic resources.
- If you found a newspaper article through an online database (e.g., EBSCO’s Academic Search Complete), you do not need to include that information in the citation, either.
- If a URL runs across multiple lines of text in the citation, break the URL off before punctuation (e.g., periods, forward slashes) – except http://.
- When you use a bibliography tool like EasyBib to help you with your citations, make sure you are citing a newspaper article – not a website!
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