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APA: Citing a newspaper article

Basic Newspaper Citation

No Author:

Title of article. (Year, Month Day). Title of Newspaper, Page.

One Author:

Author's Last Name, Author's First Initial. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Newspaper, Page(s).

(Note: The reference citations above refer to newspaper articles from a print source. If the article you found is from a newspaper, but you found the article online, place a period after the Title of Newspaper, and then type the URL where you found the article, using the format: Retrieved from Give the URL of the newspaper home page when the online version of the article can be located using a search box on the newspaper home page).

Example Newspaper article, no author

Wait till ice cream trucks get wind of this. (2007, November 21). The New York
, p. F2.

Example Online Newspaper article, 1 author

Kelley, T. (2000, March 23). Twinkie strike afflicts fans with snack famine. The New York Times. Retrieved from


In-Text Citations

For an overview of the various ways to cite information in text in APA style, see the Purdue OWL, which provides an overview of the basic in text citation formats.