How to Cite News Articles

How to cite news articles from online and print sources.

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We live in a fast-paced world where information is constantly being shared. It’s important to be able to cite news articles so that you can reference the sources of this information later. Here are some tips on how to do this:

– pay attention to the author – look for their full name, job title and affiliation
– take note of the date – both the day and the month are important
– check where the article was published – both the name of the publication and its location (city or country) are necessary
– make sure you have the URL – this will help someone find the article later

With all of this in mind, let’s look at how to actually cite a news article. For our example, we’ll use an article from The Guardian titled “Brexit: Theresa May calls for early general election”. The author is Heather Stewart and it was published on 18 April 2017.

How to Cite a Print News Article

In order to cite a print news article, you will need the following pieces of information:
-The name of the author
-The title of the article
-The name of the newspaper
-The date that the article was published
-The page number(s) that the article appears on

Here is an example of how you might cite a print news article in MLA format:

Author’s Last Name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Title of Newspaper, Date Month Year Published, pages.

How to Cite a Broadcast News Article

When citing a broadcast news article, you should include the following:

-The name of the broadcast news source (e.g. CNN, NBC News)
-The date of the broadcast
-The name of the reporter(s)
-The title of the broadcast segment (in quotes)
-The URL of the segment (if available)

How to Cite an Online News Article

There are two major citation styles used in academic writing: MLA and APA. MLA style is often used in the humanities, while APA style is more common in the sciences. When you are writing a paper that includes news articles as sources, you need to know how to cite them properly.

Here are some basic guidelines for citing an online news article in MLA or APA style:


Author(s). “Title of Article.” Title of Newspaper, Date of Publication, URL.


Author(s). (Year, Month Date of Publication). Title of article. Title of Newspaper. Retrieved from URL


News articles can be a great source of information. When you cite them in your paper, you need to include all the relevant information so that your readers can find the article easily.

Here is the basic format for citing a news article in MLA style:

Author(s). “Title of Article.” Title of Newspaper, Date of Publication, pages.

Here is an example:

Wynn, Neal. “Newspaper Endorses Candidate.” The Daily Herald, 12 October 2018, pp. A1-A2.

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