The News page is just a simple, single page on the website that displays short news items. It can be a useful page for posting things like gallery show openings, exhibit dates, or other announcements.
What is the difference between the News page and the Blog?
The Blog is a full-featured multi-page blogging system, featuring standard blogging components including post categories and tags, related posts, commenting, and an RSS feed (so that people can see when you add new posts). The Blog is great for posting articles, trip reports, photo journals, news, or any type of post to share your photos and thoughts.
The News page is just a simple, single page on the website that displays short news items and has no special blog features and no RSS feed.
If you have no desire to start a blog and you just want a simple place to post occasional news or announcements then the News page could be sufficient. Otherwise the Blog is far more powerful. If you use the Blog then you might not need to use the News page at all (but you still can if you want to).