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Overview of APA style and formatting guidelines

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Newspaper Article Reference

Learn how to format references for newspaper articles, including those published in print and online and those that may lack an official author.

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Print Newspaper Citations (Updated to 7th ed., 2020)

One Author:

Author Last Name, First Initial. (Year, Month Day). Title of Article. Title of Newspaper,

Example, One Author:

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

No Author:

Article Title. (Year, Month Day). Title of Newspaper, Page(s).

Example, No Author:

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

Electronic Newspaper Citation (Updated to 7th ed., 2020)

Author. (Year, Month Day). Article Title. Newspaper Title. URL.


Brody, J.E. (2007, December 11). Mental reserves keep brain agile. The New York Times.

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