Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Jun 19, 2017     Views: 454

Print Newspaper Article

The basic format for citing a print newspaper article in APA style is:

Author, A. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Newspaper title, pp. page numbers.

For example (don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines):

Doe, J. J. (2011, November 17). New drug appears to sharply cut risk of death from heart failure. The Washington Post, pp. A12, A15.

Note: If there is no author, move the title of the article to the first position. Use p. or pp. for page numbers.

Electronic Newspaper Article

The basic format for citing an electronic newspaper article in APA style is:

Author, A. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Newspaper title. Retrieved from http://www.example.com/

For example (don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines):

Doe, J. J. (2011, November 17). New drug appears to sharply cut risk of death from heart failure. The Washington Post. Retrieved from http://washingtonpost.com/

Note: The APA manual states that the home URL for the newspaper, not the complete URL for the article, should be included to avoid link issues.

More Information:

For further help please contact the Wolak Learning Center at 603.645.9606 (UC Students) and Online Writing Center at 866.721.1662 (Online/COCE Students) for assistance with citing images in APA Style.

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This information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please be sure to speak to your professor about the appropriate way to cite a newspaper article in your class assignments and projects.

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