I came across this while stumbling stuff for a Spanish language site that I am working on and found it extremely interesting. There is a lot in there, almost all you need to know if your familiar with SEO, on how to optimize for the news search portion of the site. Without any more hesitation, here we go. The video runs about 15 minutes, so make sure you have some time to devote to watching it, just hit read on to get to the video.
Google News Ranking Factor Video from Google Employee explains the factors both positive and negative that go into ranking news items, whether it’s on Google Web search or separately on Google News Search: