If you’re using newspaper content in your work, you may be wondering how to reference it. Is it exactly the same as a journal article reference? Well, it’s pretty similar. Here’s a short guide.
To reference newspaper articles in APA7, you need the following referencing elements:
- Author details – in the format Surname, Initials.
- Publication date in full – in the format (year, month day) within a set of round brackets.
- Article title.
- Newspaper title, and page range (if appropriate).
- URL / DOI – if accessed online
Each element of the reference needs to be separated from the next by a full-stop and a space.
So, a newspaper reference would look like this:
Millard, R. (2023, May 26). Energy bills to stay above pre-crisis levels. Financial Times, p2.
or, if I had read this online…
Millard, R. (2023, May 26). Energy bills to stay above pre-crisis levels. Financial Times, p2. https://ft.pressreader.com/v99c2023052600000051001001
Remember that APA7 references should all be formatted with a hanging indent.
Your in-text citations (where you refer to the article within your text) would simply include the author’s surname and the year of publication so…
Millard (2023) – or, if you are quoting directly – Millard (2023, p2).
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