How to cite a newspaper article in APA

APA newspaper article citation

To cite a newspaper article in a reference entry in APA style 6th edition include the following elements:

  1. Author(s) of the article: Give the last name and initials (e. g. Watson, J. D.) of up to seven authors with the last name preceded by an ampersand (&). For eight or more authors include the first six names followed by an ellipsis (…) and add the last author's name.
  2. Date of publication: Give the year, month and day in brackets followed by a full stop, e.g. (2019, June 13).
  3. Title of the article: Only the first letter of the first word and proper nouns are capitalized.
  4. Title of newspaper: Give the full, non-abbreviated title of the periodical in title case. It should also be italicized.
  5. Page numbers: Give the full page range.

Here is the basic format for a reference list entry of a newspaper article in APA style 6th edition:

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

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

Examples

An article from the print version of a newspaper

Belluck, P. (2018, July 26). Promising Alzheimer’s drug attacks brain changes and symptoms. New York Times, p. A1.

An article from the print version of a newspaper

Macmillan, D. (2018, 24 July). Google blasts through hurdles. Wall Street Journal, p. A1, B12.

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This citation style guide is based on the official Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition).

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