Via SEL comes news of Google placing even more emphasis on the news. Instead of placing news articles in a OneBox Google will be listing them even more frequently in the search results.
Shortly, news results will no longer be inserted into web pages using a OneBox format. Instead, they will be blended into the regular search results (we can't yet show you how this looks, because the changes are still going live -- more on this below).
Net winners: those who are good at public relations, sites in Google News, and media companies selling advertorials.
Net losers: those with old trusted sites or niche sites, especially in seasonal markets where the media blasts stories about the currently hot event.