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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

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