News feeds are lists with one or more news items in them. They are designed for:
Items can be added to a news feed explicitly using Items, or by Include news items by tags which can dynamically get news items from this and other sites based on the tags for those news items. Include news items by tags is only available if one or more News/calendar item tags have already been defined.
News items which are inactive, hidden, excluded by date range or viewer properties won't show in a news feed in VSys Live even if they're part of that news feed.