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APA Style Guide: 7th Edition

Newspaper Article, No Author

Please note: The following example is a newspaper article in print. If you are referring to a newspaper article in another format, style your reference accordingly.

Formatting Information


Title of article in sentence case: Capitalize the first word of the subtitle. (Year, Month followed by date of publication). Title of Newspaper in Mixed Case and Italics, first page-last page.


Man accused of swimming in shark tank returns to BC. (2019, June 7). The Vancouver Sun, A8.


  • Use the title of the article in place of author when author is unknown.
  • Include the year, month, and date of publication when available.
  • If an article continues on a non-sequential page, include all the page numbers, separated with a comma. For example: A2, A7.

Examples of formatting an in-text citation for this item are outlined below:

Reference Information

Man accused of swimming in shark tank returns to BC. (2019, June 7). The Vancouver Sun, A8.

In-text Citation Guidelines



Shortened version of title, in quotations, and year of publication placed in brackets at the end of a paraphrased sentence.


Consider this a paraphrased sentence ("Man accused of swimming", 2019).                        


Sentence beginning with shortened version of title, in quotations, followed immediately by date in brackets; page or paragraph # in brackets at the end of the quote.


According to "Man accused of swimming" (2019), "consider this a direct quote" (para. 2).

Remember, in-text citation formatting changes depending on a number of factors.

See Number of Authors, Publication Date, and Page/Paragraph Number or Heading for more information.