How do you Cite a Newspaper Article in APA with no Author?

When writing a paper, it is important to name all the sources that helped you in the process. In a research paper, you might cite a single source. However, when you are writing for a blog or website, you will need to pull information from more than one source and cite it accordingly. This text provides helpful tips on how to cite an article while ensuring accuracy and success.

What is the difference between an article and a news story?

An article is a piece of writing about a subject that has been published in an established magazine, newspaper, or online journal. A news story is a short report about current events that is published in a newspaper or online journal.

An article might discuss a topic in depth, while a news story is more likely to be brief and focus on the main points. They are often written by experts in their field, while news stories are typically written by journalists who have been given limited information about the story they are reporting. It typically features longer, more analytical pieces about a subject, while a news story is typically shorter and more concise.

What are the most common article citation types?

There are many different types of citations. Some of the most common types are MLA, APA, and Chicago. Each type has its own set of rules and guidelines, but all three are fairly easy to follow. wt1rer offers general rules for this kind of task, as well as their services that can help you. When citing an article, always start by identifying the author’s last name and year of publication. Then follow the specific citation format for the style you’re using.

What is APA style?

APA stands for American Psychological Association’s. This style is used by most universities and research institutions. The following are the basic steps of the APA style:

Decide who wrote the article you are citing. This is usually the newspaper or magazine. Then identify the author’s name and place of work. List the date and the page number if it is in a book. The next step is to list the source of your information, which should be either the title or the name of the author(s), usually followed by “in” or “from.” Follow standard punctuation rules for quotations, including capitalization and italics according to your preference. Indicate whether you are quoting whole passages or just certain words or phrases. If you are quoting whole passages, mention where in the article these passages appear and list any page numbers associated with them. If you only quote a part, indicate with quotation marks where in the article these excerpts appear and list either page numbers or brief descriptions of where they can be found on that particular page(s).

What does APA 7th edition mean?

The standard citation style guidebook for the fields of psychology, business, education, health science, public service, and social science is the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edition, 2019. It is commonly referred to as “The APA Manual.”

What is MLA style?

MLA (Modern Language Association) style is one of the most commonly used citation styles for academic papers. It is a formatting style that is based on the Chicago/Turabian citation format. This style is used by many university professors. The following is a brief guide to MLA style:

-First name and last initial of the author: Present the first name and last initial of the author followed by a comma (e.g. Jane Smith).

-Title of article: Follow the title without any quotes (e.g. “Tesla Model S Is Safest Car”).

-Author(s): List all the authors of an article, comma separated (e.g. Jane Smith, John Doe, John Smith)

-Publisher: Give the name of the publisher followed by a comma (e.g. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).

-Date: Give the date of publication followed by a comma (e.g. Jan 1, 2013).

Chicago style

Chicago style is a widely accepted style for writing in the humanities and social sciences. To cite a newspaper article using the Chicago style, you need to include the following information: the name of the newspaper, the date, and the page number on which you found the article. For example, if you find a paper about a new restaurant in your local newspaper, you would include “Chicago Tribune” followed by the date of the article (for example, “Chicago Tribune 8/10/2015 A1”), and then the page number (for example, “8”).

How to cite an article without an author

If you are citing an article without an author, you will need to use the publication date instead of the author’s name. To do this, you will need to find the article’s title and use it in place of the author’s name. For example, if you were citing a paper called “The Effects of Television on Children,” you would include “The Effects of Television on Children (Published: January 1, 2015).”

When compiling your APA Reference List, you should:

  • List references on a new page with a centered heading titled: References.
  • Include all your references, regardless of format, e.g. books, journal articles, and online sources, in one alphabetical listing from A – Z.
  • Order entries alphabetically by surname of the author(s).
  • List works with no author under the first significant word of the title.
  • Indent the second and subsequent lines of each entry (5-7 spaces).
  • Use double spacing.
  • Note that all references in APA end with a full stop except when the reference ends with a URL or a DOI.


Citing a newspaper can be a tricky business. You want to cite the sources that you used, but without revealing too much information about those sources it can be difficult to ensure that your readers will understand how you came across the information you did. There are a few different ways of referencing newspapers in your writing, and I hope that this guide has given you some ideas as to which one might work best for your particular piece of writing. Good luck!