APA Newspaper Citation

Newspaper is a serial publication issued daily or weekly. This periodical not only provides the latest news, but it also serves as a useful source of information on different niche and topics. In this article, you will learn how the cite newspapers the American Psychological Association (APA) style. To get you started, here is a guide in citing the authors:

Citing the Author

One Author

In-text citation Reference list
Last nameHorn 

*For all in-text citations, only the last name of the author is included.

Last name, A. A.Horn, J. 

*Reverse the name of the author with the last name first, followed by the initials.

 

Multiple Authors 

Two to Seven Authors
In-text citation Reference list
Last Name A & Last name BGilbert & Collins 

*Use ampersand (&) instead of “and.” You can include up to five names, but in the subsequent citations write only the first author’s last name followed by et al.

Last name, A. A., & Last name, B. B.Gilbert, R., & Collins, P. 

*The names of the author should be listed in the same order as it is written in the source. Use ampersand (&) instead of “and.”

 

More than Seven Authors
In-text citation Reference list
Last name A et al.Terra et al. 

*Only include the first author’s last name followed by et al.

Last name, A. A., Last name, B. B., Last name, C. C., Last name, D. D., Last name, E. E., Last name, F. F., . . . Last name, G. G.Terra, A., Abdel, A. M., Adam, N., Jones, L., Ahn, C., Ahn, H., . . . McCrae, R. R. 

*Up to seven authors can be included in the reference list. After the name of the sixth author, write three ellipsis points followed by the last author’s name.

 

No Author

In-text citation Reference list
Title of the article“College officials” 

*If the title is short, you can write the full title in the in-text citation. But for long titles; include only the first few words enclosed in double quotation marks.

Title of the articleCollege officials agree to cut greenhouse gases

The APA newspaper citation has two components: the in-text citation and the reference list. This part will show you detailed explanation on how to write both the in-text citation and reference list with easy to follow guidelines, formats, and specific examples.

 

In-Text Citation

  • In-text citation is usually written in a parenthesis with the last name of the author and year separated by a comma.

(Jackson, 1994)

 

  • If the last name of the author is included within the text, you only have to write the year inside the parenthesis.

Jackson (1994)

 

  • When you use direct quotations, you have to include the page numbers or paragraph numbers with the last name of the author and year. Use the abbreviated words “para.” and “p. or pp.” before the numbers for the page and paragraph numbers, respectively.

(Bautista, 2002, p. A2)

According to Bautista (2010, p. 11)

 

Reference List

  • Italicize the title of the newspaper.
  • The page numbers should be preceded by the abbreviated words “p.” for only one page or “pp.” for multiple pages.
  • For online newspapers available by search, provide the URL of the home page to avoid nonworking URLs.
  • Not all elements may be found on certain newspapers, use only the information available from the reference.

 

Print newspaper

 Important Elements

  • Name of the author
  • Date of publication
  • Title of article
  • Title of newspaper
  • Page numbers

Basic Format: Author. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Newspaper, pages.

Examples:

Landler, M. (2007, June 2). Bush’s Greenhouse Gas Plan Throws Europe off Guard. New York Times, p. A7.

Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic, social status. The Washington Post, pp. A1, A4.

Note: List all the pages for an article found in discontinuous pages separated by comma.

 

Online Newspaper

 Important Elements

  • Name of the author
  • Date of publication
  • Title of article
  • Title of newspaper
  • Page numbers
  • URL

Basic Format: Author. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Online Newspaper, pages. Retrieved from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/

Example: Brody, J. E. (2007, December 11). Mental reserves keep brain agile. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com

Note: Most online newspapers have no page numbers.

 

Newspaper from a Database

Basic Format: Author. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Online Newspaper, pages. Retrieved from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/

Example: Carey, P. (2012, December 21). An apps-eye view of global warming and climate change. Contra Costa Times. Retrieved from http://www.lexisnexis.com.

 

Newspaper from Free Web

Basic Format: Author. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Online Newspaper, pages. Retrieved from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/

Example: Foreman, J. (2003, August 12). Allston gothic. The Boston Globe. Retrieved from http://www.boston.com/