I was wondering if anyone will happen to know about getting published news articles to the Google News network without using online PR sites like PRWeb. In other words getting to be one of the "4,500 English-language news sources worldwide" for Google News.

I am in the process of setting up a research/news sub-website for my client. I noticed that a competitor already has all its articles in its news website (which is a sub-domain of its main website) on Google News for industry related search terms. They publish about 3 news articles every week and get everyone of them on Google News.

Any ideas guys....