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APA 6th ed. Style Guide: Newspapers & Magazines

Essential Elements

Citations from newspaper articles should include the following:

1. Name of Author (if available)

2. Date of Publication

3. Title of Article

4.Title of Newspaper (italicized)

5. Page Numbers (if available)

Sample Citations - Newspapers

Newspaper Article

  • Provide the exact date for a reference from a daily newspaper. 
  • If an article appears on discontinuous pages, give all page numbers and separate the numbers with a comma (ex. pp. B1, B3, B5-B7).
  • If the name of the newspaper starts with "The", include it (in italics) in your citation.

Print newspaper article


Online newspaper article

  • Give the homepage URL when the online version of the article is available by searching an index, to avoid nonworking URLs.


Newspaper Article with No Author/Byline


For the in-text citation, use a short title (or the full title if it is short) enclosed in quotation marks for the parenthetical citation: (“Hunt Pays $10,000,” 1977). For more information, see Citing Sources in Text.

Sample Citations - Magazines

Magazine Article

  • Provide a more specific date for magazine articles (the month for monthly magazines; the month and day for weekly magazines)
  • Provide issue numbers if each issue of the magazine begins with page 1; otherwise, provide only the volume number.
  • If an author is listed, begin with the name of the author. If no author is listed, begin with the title of the article.

Print magazine article


Online magazine article


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