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Journalism: Referencing for Journalism

This guide will help Journalism students find and evaluate key resources needed to successfully complete their assessments.


As Journalism students, you will be asked to use the APA 7th referencing style

What is referencing and why is it important? 


At university you are expected to reference information sources used in your assignments. Referencing is important as it:

  • gives credit to authors
  • shows that you’ve done your research  
  • means that others can find the resources you have used .

APA referencing guide


You can view or download the guide.

Useful sections

  • Newspaper & Magazine Articles - Section 2.12 - 2.15 (page 39-41)
  • Film & TV - Section 4.07 (page 64)
  • Podcast or Radio Program - Section 4.03 (page 60)
  • Unpublished Works - Section 6 (page 86)


  • Most online newspapers and magazines have a printed equivalent with page numbers displayed. When this is the case, reference as a print version.

Referencing Videos

Referencing software: RefWorks

Referencing software: RefWorks


RefWorks is a cloud-based reference manager that can assist your referencing. It can be used to create reference lists and in-text citations.

To learn more about RefWorks have a look at the RefWorks page on the library website by clicking the link below.