APA Citation Guide

How to Cite Newspaper Articles in APA Style

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Citing newspaper articles

Whether you cite daily, weekly or monthly publications; and whether the newspaper you have chosen to cite features articles on business, entertainment, politics or society, it is important that you locate the following information:

  1. Author
  2. Year, month, date of publication
  3. Title of article
  4. Newspaper
  5. URL if found online.

Based on the APA style guide, we recommend you use the following structure.

APA Newspaper article reference format:

Last name, initial. (Year, month date of publication). Title for article. Newspaper. URL.


  • Schwartz, M. (2020, July 20). Stay Safe, Justice Ginsburg. New York Times. Available at: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/20/opinion/ruth-bader-ginsburg-health.html
  • Strauss, B. (2018, August 12). Ted Cruz’s Basketball Charm Offensive. The Atlantic. Available at: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/08/ted-cruzs-basketball-charm-offensive/567104/
  • Billen, A. (2019, September 13). David Cameron Interview: Boris, Brexit and the Referendum. The Times. Available at: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/david-cameron-interview-boris-johnson-brexit-and-the-referendum-9gkxqghv9