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Is it bad practice to cite online news articles in solely because it's not a "reputable" source (i.e journal articles or even books)?

It's not that news sources are not reputable. The issue is that news articles are typically secondary sources (when they are reporting on another document or source of knowledge). Journal articles are ...
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Is it bad practice to cite online news articles in solely because it's not a "reputable" source (i.e journal articles or even books)?

The news story you cited is clearly reputable. It begins: Images in a graphic novel that were created using the artificial-intelligence system Midjourney should not have been granted copyright ...
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Pages: Cite an article from a journal

Use the page numbers for the article you cite along with the date and issue number of the journal. I doubt that the "several places" that say otherwise really refer to this situation.
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Is it bad practice to cite online news articles in solely because it's not a "reputable" source (i.e journal articles or even books)?

As you suspected, the answer is: it depends. A simplified answer is that a news article can be cited if the point you are making is "this is what is being discussed in the media". It cannot ...
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How do I cite correctly when the magazine has lots of authors?

Normally you'd cite only the paper you're interested in, not the entire journal volume. This is the same logic as in your other question. (And if, for some reason, you were to cite the entire volume, ...
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When do you include the nth in front of the conference when citing?

I think most bibliographic guidelines say that you need to cite the proceedings title as it appears on the book cover or on the website where the abstract is published. In practice, I'm not sure if ...
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When do you include the nth in front of the conference when citing?

You are right that the information can be superfluous, as the year is also given. Nevertheless, the name of the conference include the number and proper citation gives the full name of the conference, ...
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Citing Closed Webpage That is Not Archived - The Only Source of Information?

Whether or not a referenced website is currently accessible is usually not an issue, in part because it is generally accepted that the information on (many) websites is not as trustworthy or ...
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Is it bad practice to cite online news articles in solely because it's not a "reputable" source (i.e journal articles or even books)?

There is another reason to perhaps prefer a journal to a news story that appears only on a website: Websites can change, printed journals cannot. While it is true that most journals are now purely ...
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How to merge mendeley contiguous citations in body text?

I found the citation style you are seeking for. If you go under the "Mendeley Cite" extension in Word -> "citation setting" -> "Change citation style" -> "...
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