Did Google News Adjust Their Search Ranking Algorithm?

Over the past week or so, I've been seeing random complaints in the Google News Help forum, I linked to one, but there are others, of news publishers claiming they lost a lot of traffic from Google News.

Google joins European newspapers to promote digital journalism

Google and eight European newspapers, announced on Tuesday the creation of a fund of 150 million to support digital journalism. This new device, dubbed Digital News initiative (DNI or Digital Journalism Initiative), should start in the coming months and will last for three years.

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Google To Close Google News In Spain On December 16

Google has decided to shut down Google News in Spain. This drastic step will occur next week (December 16) and is the result of a recently passed Spanish law that would have compelled Google to pay licensing revenues to Spanish publishers if their content appeared in Google News