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APA citation style: Newspapers and Magazines

A guide to using the APA 6th edition referencing system for in-text citations and reference lists.

APA examples: Newspapers and magazines

Material Type

In-Text Citation

Reference List & Notes

Newspaper article in print

(Hatch, 2006)

Hatch, B. (2006, July 13). Smoke lingers for those who keep hospitality flowing. Australian Financial Review, p. 14.

Newspaper article:
No author

Use first few words of article title in quotation marks

("Comstock drill plans," 2009)

Comstock drill plans reined in. (2009, January 9). Upstream: The International Oil and Gas Newspaper. p. 20.

Newspaper article online:
Electronic database

(O’Leary, 2006)

O'Leary, C. (2006, June 29). Landmark study to aid push for public smoking ban. The West Australian, p.14. Retrieved from Factiva.

Newspaper article online:
freely available on the Web

(Hilts, 1999)

Hilts, P. J. (1999, February 16). In forecasting their emotions, most people flunk out. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com

Some online newspapers are un-paginated, so no page numbers can be given in the reference