How to cite a newspaper article in AMA

AMA newspaper article citation

To cite a newspaper article in a reference entry in AMA style 10th edition include the following elements:

  1. Author(s) of the article: Give the last name, and initials of up to six authors (e.g. Watson J). For more authors only the first three are listed, followed by et al.
  2. Title of the article: Do not italicize article titles. Capitalize the first letter of each major word.
  3. Title of the newspaper: Italicize the title and capitalize the first letter of each major word.
  4. Date of publication: Give the month day, and year of publication.
  5. Page numbers: Give the initial page number, a hyphen, and the final page number, followed by a period.

Here is the basic format for a reference list entry of a newspaper article in AMA style 10th edition:

Author(s) of the article. Title of the article. Title of the newspaper. Date of publication: Page numbers.

Take a look at our reference list examples that demonstrate the AMA style guidelines in action:

Examples

An article from the print version of a newspaper

Belluck P. Promising Alzheimer’s Drug Attacks Brain Changes and Symptoms. New York Times. July 26, 2018; A1.

An article from the print version of a newspaper

Macmillan D. Google Blasts Through Hurdles. Wall Street Journal. July 24, 2018; A1, B12.

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