This is a punchy no-nonsense and complete guide to getting a web site accepted by Google News. The example techniques are specific to WordPress but the ideas and lessons are generally applicable. Anyone maintaining their own web sites using other software should be able to translate the advice.
I am in the process of developing a new multi-author web site (using Drupal). Victoria Nick's book has already guided decisions about structure so that I should not have to rework it when I am ready to apply for Google News accreditation; that alone makes it good value. It has saved me hours of extra work undoing mistakes that I would have made without it.
As to Victoria's credibility; she created and runs Decoded Science (www.decodedsience.com); a rapidly growing popular science web site accredited by Google News. It is clear Victoria Nicks knows what she is talking about and can present in an easily understand way.