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AMA Citation Style: Newspapers

Citation Tips

Are newspaper names abbreviated like journal titles?

No. AMA does not abbreviate newspaper names.

NOTE: For clarity, you may add the name of the newspaper's city as part of the newspaper name.

What if the newspaper article jumps from one page to another page?

If the article jumps from one page to another page you are required to include both pages in your citation.


News Articles

Include the following information:

  1. name of author (if given), 
  2. title of article,
  3. name of newspaper (italicized)
  4. date of newspaper issue or online publication
  5. section (if applicable)
  6. page numbers (if applicable)
  7. online accessed date (if applicable)
  8. website address (if applicable)

McNeil Jr. D. Research: Aspirin may limit cancer for women who have H.I.V., scientists say. New York Times. February 21, 2012:6.

Brown D. Global diabetes rate soars. Washington Post. June 26, 2011. Accessed March 30, 2012.

NOTE: A full URL, or a shortened URL that directs readers to the article webpage, should be used. 

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