Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Apr 15, 2018     Views: 1967

Print Newspaper Article

The basic format for citing a print newspaper article in APA style is (see p. 200 of the APA Manual 6th edition):

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):

McCluskey, P. D. (2016, May 15). Hospital chain again withholds financial info from Mass. The Boston Globe, pp. B7.

NOTE: If there is no author, move the title of the article to the first position. If the article appears on discontinuous pages give all the page numbers (e.g. A1, A4).

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):

Meyers, A. (2017, October 12). MIT researchers are working on this superpower: seeing around corners. The Boston Globe. Retrieved from http://www.bostonglobe.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.

References

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

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