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APA Citation Style, 7th Edition: Newspaper Articles

Citing Newspaper Articles (Retrieved Electronically) in APA Format

How to Create an APA 7th edition Reference for an online newspaper article
Author Date Title (SOURCE) Newspaper Name (SOURCE) URL
Author, A. A. 

(2020, September 28).

Title of article. Newspaper Name.


Most current newspaper articles can be found online. Since newspapers have transitioned to an online presence, the APA formatting for a reference entry focuses on noting the date the article was written, adding the Newspaper's Name in the source followed by a period, and then adding the website. Notice that as with journals, the NEWSPAPER name, not the article is added in italics. Because the individual link for the article was long, it was also shortened by using


Online Newspaper Article: 


Mitzel, C. (2020, December 25). Former Roanoke Times religion reporter and columnist Cody Lowe remembered for gentle soul, storytelling chops. The Roanoke Times 

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 

(Mitzel, 2020).

In-Text Citation (Direct Quote): 

(Mitzel, 2020, para. 12).

Citing Newspaper Articles (Print Format) in APA Format

How to Create an APA 7th edition Reference for a print newspaper article
Author Date Title (SOURCE) Newspaper Name, Section & Page (SOURCE) URL
Author, A. A. 

(2020, September 28).

Title of article. Newspaper Name, B3.

(If available)

Print newspapers aren't as common as they once were, but they are still valid sources. In APA, it's important to share the Section (usually A, B, C, or D), and the page number of that particular section in the source information.  It's also important to note that just like with journals, the name of the NEWSPAPER is in italics, NOT the title of the article


Print Newspaper Article: 


Walsh, P. (2020, May 28). Floyd's sister, Sharpton, NBA friend call for justice. Star Tribune, A9. 

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 

(Walsh, 2020)

In-Text Citation (Direct Quote): 

(Walsh, 2020, para. 4)/ 

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Page References

Citation information has been adapted from the APA Manual (7th Edition). Please refer to page 320 of the APA Manual (7th Edition) for more information.

Helpful Tips

-Denote page numbers for newspaper articles with p. or pp.

-Cite all pages of an article that spans over multiple pages and separate the discontinuous pages by commas. For example: (pp. A1, A3-A4, A6).

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