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Writing and Citing: MLA 8th Edition: Newspaper Articles

MLA 8th Edition

Newspaper Article Online

When citing a newspaper article, it is preferred that the whole date of publication be used (Month, date, year). At the end, use the URL for the homepage of the newspaper, since the full URLs for news articles tend to change frequenty.

Basic Format:

Author's Last Name, First. "Title of Article." Title of Website or ​
          Newspaper
, date, URL (no http://)

Note: If the author's name is not listed, begin the citation with the title of the newspaper article.

Newspaper Article Print

For newspaper articles in print, no need to put the URL at the end.

Basic Format:

Author's Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article: Subtitle if Any."
          Name of Newspaper, Date of Publication, p. Page number

Note: If the author's name is not listed, begin the citation with the title of the newspaper article.