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MLA : Newspaper


How to Cite a Newspaper in Print in MLA

Include the city of publication in the citation only if it is not expressed within the title of the newspaper.


Last, First M. “Article Title.” Newspaper Title [City], Date Month Year Published, page numbers.


Bowman, Lee. “Bills Target Lake Erie Mussels.” Sun-Sentinel [Fort Lauderdale], 7 Mar. 1990, p. A4.

Meier, Barry. “Energy Drinks Promise Edge, but Experts Say Proof Is Scant.” New York Times, 1 Jan. 2013, p. 11.

How to Cite a Newspaper Online in MLA


Last, First M. “Article Title.” Newspaper Title, Date Month Year Published. Website Title, URL.


Mushnick, Phil. “Sterling Continues to Call it Wrong.” New York Post, 23 Apr. 2012. NewYorkPost.com, www.nypost.com/sports/yankees-mushnick.


Make sure to:

  • Only include “City” if city is not in the newspaper name.

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