Publishers really really really want to have their sites accepted into the news search engines. The major ones are Google News and Yahoo News, but there are plenty of others. We have covered a few times, how to get into Google News and I actually have updated those articles in the past. Here they are:
Now that you know how to get into Google News, what does it look like when you submit your application to Google News but do not get accepted? I personally received this in the past, but now we are thankfully accepted. A DigitalPoint Forums thread has a copy of a rejection email notice from the Google News team, which seems to be accurate. Here it is:
Thank you for your note. We reviewed your site and are unable to include it in Google News at this time. We currently only include articles from sources that could be considered organizations, generally characterized by multiple writers and editors, availability of organizational information, and accessible contact information. When we reviewed your site we weren't able to find this evidence of an organization.
We appreciate your willingness to provide your articles to us, and we'll log your site for future consideration.
Thank you for your interest in Google News.
The good thing is that you can address these issues, reply to this email and hopefully they will review your publication again, and include you in the index.
The rejection email is one step closer to getting your site included in Google News.
Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums.