Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Model Citation for a Newspaper Article
Works Cited Entry, Basic Form
Author Name, Reversed. "Title of Article." Title of Newspaper Date, Edition: Pagination. Medium of publication.
- Use the prescribed punctuation between each element of the citation.
- Title of the article is in double quotes. Title of the newspaper is in italics.
- Include pagination of the entire article (not just the part you are citing). If the article continues after skipping pages, put the first page number and a plus sign (+).
- Use hanging indent (all lines after the first indented 1/2 inch).
Article in a Print Newspaper
Carcamo, Cindy. "'Dreamers' sit in detention: Brought illegally to the U.S. as children, the 'Dream 9' await the outcome of a risky protest at the border." Los Angeles Times 3 Aug. 2013, Home Ed.: A12. Print
Article in a Newspaper from a Library Database
"Bribery, not just the illegal kind, plagues today's politics." USA Today 24 Jan. 2014, Opinion sec.: 10a. Academic Search Complete. Web. 30 Jan. 2014.
For more details on citing articles in newspapers, see MLA Handbook, chapter 5.4.5, p. 141-142, and chapter 5.6.4, p. 192-193.
Citation Management Tools
Free tools to assist you in the creation and management of citations in MLA style, APA style, and other formats.