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GEN BUS 360: Workplace Writing and Communication (Spring 2022)

Newspaper Article

Online Newspaper Article with an Author

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In a New York Times article, correspondent Kevin Allison (2016) reported that P&G will have to invest more in their own brands or buy trendy new players at inflated prices to neutralize the threat of their competitors.

 

According to The New York Times, because of new threats to the marketing industry, P&G will have to invest more in their own brands or buy trendy new players at inflated prices to neutralize the threat of their competitors (Allison, 2016).

 

Because of these new threats to the marketing industry, P&G will have to invest more in their own brands or buy trendy new players at inflated prices to neutralize the threat of their competitors (Allison, 2016).

 

References Page Entry

Allison, K. (2016, August 3). Online upstarts pose a threat to Procter & Gamble. The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/03/business/dealbook/online-upstarts-pose-a-threat-to-procter-gamble.html

 

Newspaper Article with an Author from a Database

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The Washington Post reported that “Russia is fighting more than 190 forest fires in Siberia” (Dixon, 2021).

 

Fires in Siberia have “closed airports and roads, forced widespread evacuations and sent a pall of smoke across the North Pole” (Dixon, 2021).

 

References Page Entry

Dixon, R. (2021, August 12).  Siberia blazes bigger than total of world’s other fires.  The Washington Post.

Note: articles from library databases that encompass many different publications do not include the database name or url.

 

Online Newspaper Article without an Author

An article in a newspaper without an author is usually an editorial, authored by editorial staff from the newspaper and reflective of the editorial board’s point of view. For example, editorials from The Wall Street Journal will be right of center, while editorials from The New York Times will be left of center.

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The New York Times argued that we’ve known about the consequences of carbon emissions for 30 years, missing many chances to mitigate the effects that are now almost guaranteed, meaning we face “more droughts, more forest fires, more crippling heat waves, more sea level rise, more floods” (“Finding the Will,” 2021).

 

Over the past 30 years, we’ve had the chance to mitigate the effects of carbon emissions, but those effects are now almost guaranteed, meaning we face “more droughts, more forest fires, more crippling heat waves, more sea level rise, more floods” (“Finding the Will,” 2021).

 

References Page Entry

Finding the will to stave off a darker future. (2021, August 14). The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/14/opinion/climate-change-summit.html

 

Newspaper Article from a Print Edition

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An investigation from Buzzfeed News discovered that one of Snopes’s founders copied content from other news sites and posted it as if it were original work (Murphy, 2021).

 

A recent article in The New York Times discussed an investigation from Buzzfeed News that revealed that one of Snopes’s founders copied content from other news sites and posted it as if it were original work (Murphy, 2021).

 

References Page Entry

Murphy, H. (2021, August 16). Site finds plagiarism at Snopes. The New York Times, B2.

 

When to include "The" in the Title of a Newspaper

Use “The” as part of a newspaper’s title if “The” appears on the masthead.  So, The New York Times is correct, but so is Chicago Tribune, since the Chicago Tribune doesn't include “the” as part of its official title.

 

Content Credit

Content on this page was created by the Business Communication team at the Wisconsin School of Business.