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APA Style Guide, 7th Edition: Newspaper Article

The most current edition of APA style guide

Formatting Your References

Once you type your references on the reference page, you will need to put in a hanging indent and double-space the entire reference list. In Microsoft Word, highlight the references from A to Z, then find the paragraph function in the Word ribbon. Select Hanging under Indentation and Double under spacing. See the Formatting your References tab for instructions on doing this on a Mac or in Google Docs.


Abbas, D. D. F. (2020). Manipulating of audio-visual aids in the educational processes in Al-Hilla University College. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 24(3), 1248-1263.

The citation above may not indicate a hanging indent depending on the device you are using to view it.  The second and all subsequent lines of APA formatted references use a hanging indent.

Material Type           In-text Citation              Reference                                                        
Print newspaper article (discontinuous pages) (Lantigua, 2011).

Lantigua, J. (2011, January 7). Health care debate hits home. The Palm Beach Post, pp. 1A, 8A.   

For discontinuous pages separate the page numbers with a comma as in the example above. For continuous pages separate with a hyphen.  

Print newspaper article (continuous pages) (Hodge & Barnes, 2011). Hodge, N. & Barnes, J. E. (2011, January 7). Pentagon faces the knife: Savings ordered up, spurring first troop cuts in decades; Salvo in budget war. The Wall Street Journal, pp. A1-A2.
Online newspaper article (Internet, freely available)

(Pfahler, 2011).


Pfahler, E. (2011, January 5). Private investigator: Allegations about Port St. Lucie mayor meeting with police chief 'unfounded.' TCPalm. 

Online newspaper article, no author (database, login required) ("Von Bulow Cleared," 1985). Von Bulow cleared of murder attempts. (1985, June 11). The Wichita Eagle, p. 1A.