Google introduced a new tool to help publishers in a blog post. In the past, Google says, changes to a publisher's site may have gone unnoticed unless the publisher took the time to alert Google. This could lead to content not being found and shared through Google. Enter Google News Publisher Center.
Google says publishers "can benefit from better discovery and classification of your content..." Publishers will be able to update news site details, which includes things like changing your site name and labeling your publication with labels like blog, satire, or opinion. You can also Update your section URLs when you change your site structure, and label your sections with a specific topic.