How to Cite a Newspaper Article in APA

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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

Reference Page
Structure

Author, F.M. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Article Title. Newspaper Title, pp. xx-xx.

Example

Bowman, L. (1990, March 7). Bills Target Lake Erie Mussels. Pittsburgh Press, pp. A4

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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.)

 


How to cite a newspaper article found online

Reference Page
Structure

Author, F.M. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Article Title. Newspaper Title. Newspaper homepage URL

Example

Kaplan, K. (2013, October 22). Flu shots may reduce risk of heart attacks, strokes and even death. Los Angeles Times. https://www.latimes.com

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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!

 


Updated November 3, 2020.

 

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