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How to Cite an Online Associated Press Article


The Associated Press is an international news association that writes and sells content to newspapers around the globe. Usually, when an article has originated from the Associated Press, it is simply credited to the organization instead of to a specific author. This means that associated press articles accessed online should list "Associated Press" as the author. The American Psychological Association (APA), Modern Language Association (MLA) and Chicago Manual of Style all call for slightly different formats for the citation of online newspaper articles.

Format your citation in the following manner if you are using MLA style:

Author. "Title." Name of Newspaper in italics. Publisher, Date of Publication. Medium of Publication. Date of Access.

For example:

Associated Press. "Earthquake Rocks Sudanese Capital." New York Times Online. The New York Times, 11 Jul. 2009. Web. 19 Jul. 2009. http://www.nyt.com/art1326758

Format your citation in the following manner if you are using Chicago style:

Author. "Title." Name of Newspaper in italics, Date of Publication. Date of Access. URL

For example:

Associated Press. "Earthquake Rocks Sudanese Capital." New York Times, July 11, 2009. July 19, 2009. http://www.nyt.com/art1326758

Format your citation in the following manner if you are using APA style:

Author. (Date of Publication). Title of article. Name of Newspaper in italics. Retrieved from URL.

For example:

Associated Press. (2009, July 11). Earthquake rocks Sudanese capital. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nyt.com/art1326758

When you are citing an article title in APA format, you should capitalize only the first letter and any proper nouns.

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