This has to be the most comprehensive, well thought out post we've ever seen on creating a news page. They focus on "news homepage", but the lessons apply well to a page every website needs - News.
News is becoming increasingly important. We are drowning in information, but your ability to filter, curate and share what is really important builds following, increases traffic and shares. News pages need to be constructed in particular ways to as the post points out.
Build in some Feedly, Twitter widgets or Buzz Sumo (or other ways to make the page ping automatically. Don't go 100% feeds since that opts out of the principal benefit - showing your ability to filter, curate and influence by what you choose.
Best curator at exposing his filter preferences and building substantial following I know is Brian Yanish at Marketing Hits (@Marketinghits).
Create a great news page, have some of it fire with a robot and curate the rest and your following, traffic and return will grow.