OSCOLA Referencing

Newspaper Articles


The following are examples of how to reference newspaper articles.



Newspaper Articles


When citing newspaper articles, give the author, the title, the name of the newspaper in italics and then in brackets the city of publication and the date. Some newspapers have ‘The’ in the title and some do not. If known, give the number of the page on which the article was published, after the brackets. If the newspaper is divided into sections, and the page numbering begins afresh in each section, put the section name in roman before the page number, with a space but no comma between the two. If the reference is to an editorial, cite the author as ‘Editorial’. If the article is sourced from the web and there is no page number available, provide the web address and date of access.


Template (Footnote):

author, | ‘article title’ | newspaper name | (city of publication, | publication date) | page number.


author, | ‘article title’ | newspaper name | (city of publication, | publication date) | <URL> | access date.


Jane Croft, ‘Supreme Court Warns on Quality’ Financial Times (London, 1 July 2010) 3.

Ian Loader, ‘The Great Victim of this Get Tough Hyperactivity is Labour’ The Guardian (London, 19 June 2008) <www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/jun/19/justice.ukcrime>  accessed 19 November 2009.