Should writers include the edition of a newspaper (such as “late ed.”) in works-cited-list entries?

Note: This post relates to content in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. For up-to-date guidance, see the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook.

Yes. If an edition is named on the newspaper’s masthead, include it as the version in your entry. For more on versions, see section 2.3 of the MLA Handbook.