Citation Guide

How to Cite a Newspaper in APA

Use the following template to cite a newspaper using the APA citation format. We also provide style guides for the MLA, Chicago, and Turabian styles. To have your bibliography or works cited list automatically made for you, check out our free APA citation generator.

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Citing a newspaper article in print

APA format structure:

Author, A.A.. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Article title. Magazine Title, pp. xx-xx.

APA format example:

Rosenberg, G. (1997, March 31). Electronic discovery proves an effective legal weapon.The New York Times, p. D5.

Notes: When creating you newspaper citation, keep in mind:

  • Precede page numbers for newspaper articles with p. (for a single page) or pp. (for multiple pages).
  • If an article appears on discontinuous pages, give all page numbers, and separate the numbers with a comma (e.g., pp. B1, B3, B5-B7).

Citing a newspaper article found online

APA format structure:

Author, A.A.. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Article title. Newspaper Title, Retrieved from newspaper homepage URL

APA format example:

Rosenberg, G. (1997, March 31). Electronic discovery proves an effective legal weapon. The New York Times, Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com

Notes: When citing a newspaper in APA, keep in mind:

  • APA does NOT require you to include the date of access for electronic sources. If you discovered a newspaper article via an online database, that information is NOT required for the citation either.
  • Multiple lines: If the URL runs onto a second line, only break URL before punctuations (except for http://).

For more information on how to cite in APA, check out Purdue OWL and Bowling Green.

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