My client releases podcasts every monday and blogs about gaming news rest of the days. He wants his blog posts to appear in Google News (and other news sites). Is there any long term downside of your blog posts being news posts?
I don't see any negatives to setting up your articles so they appear in Google News. Yes you only appear in the 'news' searches for a certain amount of time, but obviously that's how it works, timely results - but it doesn't stop your stories appearing in the normal search results.
You can see an example here. I have made a search for
I cant imagine Google would ever 'bury' news stories so they don't appear in normal search, as there would be no good reason to do this and even if a news story is old, can still be just as relevant information today.