How to Cite a Newspaper Article 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 article in print
Newspaper Citation Structure:
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.)
Newspaper Citation Example:
Bowman, L. (1990, March 7). Bills Target Lake Erie Mussels. Pittsburgh Press, pp. A4
How to cite a newspaper article found online
Online Newspaper Citation Structure:
Author, F.M. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Article Title. Newspaper Title. Retrieved from newspaper homepage URL
Online Newspaper Citation Example:
Kaplan, K. (2013, October 22). Flu shots may reduce risk of heart attacks, strokes and even death. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved from https://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 https://.
- 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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