Important: Confirm with your lecturer whether you are using APA 6th or APA 7th as they are slightly different.

In-text citations


When paraphrasing, include the author(s) family name and year of publication in brackets. Or, if referring to the author(s) family name in the body of the text, then just include the year of publication in brackets immediately after the family name(s).

Kennedy's assassination has … (Hunt, 1963).

According to Hunt (1963) the assassination of President Kennedy has rocked …

Direct quote

Place direct quotes between double quotation marks " " and provide the page number(s) from the newspaper. If no page numbers are provided, then include the paragraph number.

"The world mourns the loss of President Kennedy who was shot …" (Hunt, 1963, p. 1).

Reference list


Author. (Year/Date). Article title [Type of article if required]. Newspaper/Magazine Name, p. #. 

Hunt, J. (1963, November 22). Assassin kills Kennedy. The Chicago Tribune, 1, pp. 4–6.

  • Do NOT italicise the title of the article, only the title of the newspaper.
  • Include the day, month and year
  • If the newspaper article has no author see instructions in the no author tab in this section.