What you need:

How you format your newspaper article citation will vary, depending on the style you use.  But there are some basic elements you will need to know to cite newspaper articles in almost any style.  We will use an article published in the print edition of the Los Angeles Times about Olympic gold medalist (and OSU alumnus) Dick Fosbury as an example:

 

ARTICLE TITLE:  Doing the 'Fosbury Flop': Beaver Physics Student to Show Unusual Jumping Form Today.

AUTHOR:  Shav Glick

NEWSPAPER: Los Angeles Times

PUBLICATION DATE:  April 6, 1968

PAGE NUMBER(S):  A5

 

Examples

 

MLA Glick, Shav. "Doing the 'Fosbury Flop': Beaver Physics Student to Show Unusual Jumping Form Today." Los Angeles Times 6 Apr. 1968. A5. Print.
APA Glick, S. (1968, April 6). Doing the 'Fosbury Flop': Beaver physics student to show unusual jumping form today. Los Angeles Times, p. A5.

 

For more information

For more information about these citation styles, and citing different types of articles, use the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL):

MLA Style: Newspaper articles

APA Style: Newspaper articles

Chicago Manual of Style: Newspaper articles