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APA 7th Edition Citation Examples: Newspapers

Format for newspaper articles

Format:

Author last name, first initial. (Date). Article title. Newspaper Title, volume, page numbers. URL.  

Elements:

  • Author: List the last name, followed by the first initial (and second initial). See Authors for more information.
  • Date: List the date between parentheses, followed by a period.
  • Article title: Capitalize the first word of the title, subtitle, and proper nouns, followed by a period.
  • Newspaper title: In italics. Capitalize all important words.
  • Page number(s): List page numbers followed by a period.
  • URL: If from the free web, use a URL. If from a database, do not use a URL.

See specific examples below.

Library database

Brown, P. L. (1999, September 5). A passion for graveyard art that took a criminal turn; Tiffany glass and other tales from the crypt. The New York Times, pp. 1, 5.

The page number of a newspaper article is preceded by "p." in a reference list citation. When an article appears on multiple pages, the page range is preceded by "pp." (for example, "pp. 4-6"). When an article appears on discontinuous pages, separate the page numbers with a comma (ex. "pp. 4, 8"). When a newspaper uses section letters in its page numbers, these should be included in your citation (ex. "p. A1", "pp. B1, B6").

Free Web

Brown, P. L. (1999, September 5). A passion for graveyard art that took a criminal turn; Tiffany glass and other tales from the crypt. The New York Times, pp. 1, 5. https://www.nytimes.com/1999/09/05/nyregion/passion-for-graveyard-art-that-took-criminal-turn-tiffany-glass-other-tales.html

In print

Brown, P. L. (1999, September 5). A passion for graveyard art that took a criminal turn; Tiffany glass and other tales from the crypt. The New York Times, pp. 1, 5.

More info

See Publication Manual, pp. 317, 320, 351.