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Citation Help for APA, 7th Edition: Newspaper Article

Help with common issues and questions with APA 7th edition

Variation - No Author?

Article Example

How to launch your career in project management: Project management can be a rewarding and challenging career, but where do you start? (2018, February 27). Management Today https://www.managementtoday.co.uk/launch-career-project-management/your-career/article/1458219

Explanation

When there is no author move the article title to the author spot. Do not italicize title and end with a period. Follow the title with the publication date in parentheses. Then, complete the rest of the reference as directed by source type.

Parenthetical Citation

("How to Launch," 2018)

Parenthetical Explanation

When there is no author, look at the reference, first. Then, use the title (or whatever is in the author spot) in the citation within the body of the paper. If the title is italicized (as with a book or video) keep the italics in the citation. If the title is not italicized (as with a book chapter or article) put quotation marks around the title. Additionally, be sure to capitalize all major words in the title within the citation. Finally, if the title is overly long, shorten the title. NOTE: Notice in the parenthetical citation example that the comma is inside the quotation marks followed by the date. 

More Information

For more information about creating references for sources without authors, see Section 9.12 on page 289 of the APA Manual, 7th edition. For more information about creating parenthetical and narrative citations for sources with no authors, see Section 8.14 on pages 264-265 of the APA Manual, 7th edition.

Variation - Periodical Information?

Missing Journal Information?

 

In the event there is any missing periodical information (i.e., journal volume, journal issue, or page numbers), then omit this information from the reference.
 

More Information:

For more information, see Section 9.26 on page 294 of the APA Manual, 7th edition. 

Variations - Live Hyperlinks?

Should my URLs be live?

It depends. When adding URLs to a paper or other work, first, be sure to include the full hyperlink. This includes the http:// or the https://. Additionally, consider where and how the paper or work will be published or read. If the work will only be read in print or as a Word doc or Google Doc, then the URLs should not be live (i.e., they are not blue or underlined). However, if the work will be published or read online, then APA advises to include live URLs. This would allow the reader to click on a link and go to the source. 
 

More Information

For more information, see Section 9.35 on pages 299-300 of the APA Manual, 7th edition. 

NOTE: Check your instructor's preference about using live URLs. Some instructors may not want you to use live URLs. 

Variations - URLs?

Long, Complicated URL?

 

Some URLs may be long and complicated. APA 7th edition allows the use of shorter URLs. Shortened URLs can be created using any URL shortener service; however, if you choose to shorten the URL, you must double-check that the URL is functioning and brings the reader to the correct website. 

Common URL Shortner websites include:

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More Information

For more information about URLs, see Section 9.36 on page 300 of APA Manual, 7th edition. 

NOTE: Check your instructor's preference about using short URLs. Some instructors may want the full URL. 

Newspaper Print Example

Example

 

Ashenmacher, W. (2015, May 31). Reversing the sands of time: After years of neglect and abuse, Park Point's dune ecosystem is making

a comeback thanks to the work of volunteers. Duluth News Tribune, A1.

 

Explanation

 

Author: Ashenmacher, W.  

Begin the reference with the author's last name. Add a comma after the author's last name. Then, add the initials of the author's first and middle names (if present). Add a period after each initial. If the author provides a middle name or middle initial, be sure to add a space between the initials.
 

Date of Publication: (2015, May 31). 

Next, add the date the newspaper article was published. In parentheses, add the year, followed by a comma and the month. After the month, add the day. Add a period after the parentheses. 
 

Title of the Article: Reversing the sands of time: After years of neglect and abuse. Park Point's dune ecosystem is making a comeback thanks to the work of volunteers.

Next, add the title of the article. The title and subtitle (if present) are separated by a colon. Capitalize only the first word of the title and subtitle as well as proper nouns. Add a period after the title. 
 

Source Information: Duluth News Tribue, A1.

Complete the reference with the source information. In this case, it would be the newspaper title and the page numbers the article appears on. For the newspaper title, capitalize all major words in the title, and be sure to italicize the title. After the newspaper title, add the page number the article. If the article appears on more than 1 page, include the page range. If the pages are not on consecutive pages, add each page number separating with a comma. Add a period after the page number.
 

More Information:

For more information about articles and periodicals, see Sections 9.25 and 9.26 on page 294 as well as Section10.1 and the examples on pages 316-321 of the APA Manual, 7th edition. 

 

Parenthetical & Narrative Citation Examples

 

Parenthetical Citation Example:

(Ashenmacher, 2015)

Narrative Citation Example:

Ashenmacher (2015) shared ...


More Information:

For more information about author format in parenthetical and narrative citations, see Section 8.17 and Table 8.1 on page 266 of the APA Manual, 7th edition. 

Online Newspaper Article

Example

 

McCabe, D., & Conger, K. (2019, December 17). Stamping out online sex trafficking may have pushed it underground. New York

Timeshttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/17/technology/fosta-sex-trafficking-law.html?action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage

 

Explanation

 

Author: McCabe, D., & Conger, K.  

Begin the reference with the author's last name. Add a comma after the author's last name. Then, add the initials of the author's first and middle names (if present). Add a period after each initial. If the author provides a middle name or middle initial, be sure to add a space between the initials. If there are additional authors, add a comma after the first author's middle initial, and proceed to add the other authors using the same format as previously described. Add the authors in the same exact order they are listed in the article. Do not change the order of the authors. Before the last author, add an ampersand (&).
 

Date of Publication: (2019, December 17). 

Next, add the date the newspaper article was published. In parentheses, add the year, followed by a comma and the month. After the month, add the day. Add a period after the parentheses. 
 

Title of the Article: Stamping out online sex trafficking may have pushed it underground.

Next, add the title of the article. The title and subtitle (if present) are separated by a colon. Capitalize only the first word of the title and subtitle as well as proper nouns or abbreviations. Add a period after the title. 
 

Source Information: New York Timeshttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/17/technology/fosta-sex-trafficking-law.html?action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage

Complete the reference with the source information. In this case, it would be the magazine title, the volume number, the issue number, the page numbers, and the URL. For the magazine title, capitalize all major words in the title, including any initial article (e.g., The, A, An). Do not capitalize prepositions or articles in the middle of the magazine title (e.g., of, the, an, etc.). Italicize the magazine title. After the magazine title, add the volume number and be sure to italicize. Then, add the issue number in parentheses. After the parentheses add a comma and include the page numbers of the article. Add a period after the parentheses.
 

More Information:

 For more information about articles and periodicals, see Sections 9.25 and 9.26 on page 294 as well as Section10.1 and the examples on pages 316-321 of the APA Manual, 7th edition. 

 

Parenthetical & Narrative Citation Examples

 

Parenthetical Citation Example:

(McCabe & Conger, 2019)

Narrative Citation Example:

McCabe and Conger (2019) uncovered ...


More Information:

For more information about author format in parenthetical and narrative citations, see Section 8.17 and Table 8.1 on page 266 of the APA Manual, 7th edition.