Newspaper articles

Important elements

  • Author
  • Exact date in format: (Year, Month Day)
  • Newspaper article title
  • Newspaper title in italics
  • If online: include URL otherwise include a page number

Print example

In-text citation

According to Killick (2012) ... or ... (Killick, 2012)

Reference list

Killick, D. (2012, June 25). Housing is a problem beyond politics. The Press, p. 17.

Electronic example

In-text citation

According to Killick (2012) ... or... (Killick, 2012)

Reference list

Killick, D. (2012, June 25). Housing is a problem beyond politics. The Press. Retrieved from https://global-factiva-com

  • Provide a URL for the article.

Example from a newspaper aggregator (e.g. Stuff)

Services like Stuff or Scoop aggregate news content. Don't use Stuff as the title or author.

No newspaper title

If there is no newspaper title, just use the author, date, article title and URL, e.g.

Harris, S. (2016, February 29). Children celebrate 5+ a day challenge. Retrieved from http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/northland/77252603/children-celebrate-5-a-day-challenge

Newspaper with a title

If there is a newspaper title include this in the reference, e.g.

Boston, J. (2015, May 19). How New Zealand can cut child poverty. The Dominion Post. Retrieved from http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/68628563/How-New-Zealand-can-cut-child-poverty

No author

In-text citation

(“Teaming up on Health Innovation,” 2014)

  • Use a few words of the title or the whole title if it is short
  • Use title case (capitals for every major word) in the body of the paper
  • The Reference List entry starts with the title and uses sentence case capitalisation. See Title Case and Sentence Case Capitalization in APA Style on the APA Style Blog for more information.

Reference list

Teaming up on health innovation. (2014, September 10). Manawatu Standard. Retrieved from http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/10480728/Teaming-up-on-health-innovation