×

How to Cite a Newscast

Updated April 17, 2017

APA Style

Step 1

Find the source of the newscast you are citing.

Step 2

Find the name of the writer, reporter or anchor, the date and time of broadcast, the title of the program on which it was broadcast, the city of origin of the newscast and the station of the broadcast.

Step 3

Include the publication data in your essay or other composition requiring citation in this format:

Last name, first and middle initials (job title). (year, month date: time of broadcast). Title of program (type of broadcast). City of origin: station.

For example: Doe, J. Q. (reporter). (2010, August 27: 22:15 EST). 11:00 News (television newscast). Westchester, PA: WOIR-Channel 7.

MLA Style

Step 1

Find the source of the newscast you are citing.

Step 2

Find the name of the writer, reporter or anchor, the title of the newscast or program on which it was broadcast, the year of broadcast, and the format of the broadcast.

Step 3

Write the publication data in your essay or other composition requiring citation in this format:

Last name, first name. Newscast. Newscast or program name. Year of broadcast. Format.

For example: Doe, John. Newscast. WPCT News. 2010. Radio broadcast.

Chicago Manual of Style

Step 1

Find the source of the newscast you are citing.

Step 2

Find the name of the writer, reporter or anchor, the date of broadcast, the title of the program on which it was broadcast, and the station of the broadcast.

Step 3

Place the publication data in your essay or other composition requiring citation in this format:

Name of newscast or program, format, first and last name, broadcast station, date of broadcast.

For example: Evening News, Television newscast, John Doe, KMLZ - Channel 41, August 27, 2010.

bibliography-icon icon for annotation tool Cite this Article

Things Needed

  • Source of newscast

About the Author

Ben Jones began writing in 2000 for the "Victorville Daily Press." He has been a reporter for a number of websites, newspapers and radio stations, such as the "Kalamazoo Gazette" and Kalamazoo's NPR affiliate. He has worked on several television and feature film projects. He holds an Associate of Science in film and video production from Full Sail in Winter Park, Fla.