We've a section on our website that publishes technology news and is indexed by the Google News service. Now, whenever there's a breaking news, the site usually attracts lot of traffic because Google lists the news articles on first page most of the times.
What we've noticed is that these articles are pushed down in organic searches and that hurts the overall traffic (long tail). Even our well researched articles do not get the rankings they deserve (I can definitely tell apples and oranges).
Now, as an experiment, we've began publishing more generic articles in another section of the site; but I'd like to know whether there's any confirmation that the articles that once appear in news don't get ranked well in natural search results?
PS: It even makes sense because news items is fresh only for about a day or a week, but not after that.