Newspaper article: how to cite in MLA (8th ed.)?

Create a spot-on reference in MLA 8 and 9

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Basic rules

To reference a newspaper article in MLA Style (8th ed.), the following data are given: author(s) of the article, article title, newspaper title, issue, publication date, and pages.

For a newspaper article published on a web page, its URL address and date of access should be provided as well.

How to cite in a bibliography

Reference a newspaper article with the help of the template below:

Author(s). "Article Title." Newspaper Title, issue number, issue date issue year, pages, URL. Accessed date of access.

Examples of references in a list of works cited:

Stanley-Becker, Isaac. "Initiative Seeks to Challenge Trump’s Online Megaphone." The Washington Post, 2 May 2020, p. 7.

Jones, Rupert. "Beware the Zombies: KPMG Warns of Dangers Posed by Struggling Firms." The Guardian, 6 May 2019, p. 29.

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