There are two options for displaying a News listing widget (News items): "Recent Stories" or "Full Listing". Select "News" from "Add Existing Content," then click the "Add" button for the view you'd like to feature in a widget.
NOTE: This option is separate from the default "News Archive" page. See Create News Items for more info.
"Recent Stories" widget
The "Recent Stories" widget (which comes with new Open Berkeley sites as starter content) features the most recent News items on your site in a simple list. You can configure the number of items displayed in this widget, as well as the "Display Type" ("Fields," "Content," "Table"). If you are using News types, you can display only certain types (categories) in a Recent Stories widget if desired. This widget can feature any desired title (or no title at all) instead of the default "Recent Stories."
Note: If you choose the "Content" option for "Display Type," and would like to configure how the teaser text displays within the list of News Items in the widget, you will need modify the original News Items featured in this list.
To do this, find the original News Items that you will be featuring, hit the "Edit" link, and then hit the "Edit Summary" link above the editing toolbar to add/configure a specific summary.
The "Full Listing" option allows you to feature the full text of all of your News Items in a widget, with no additional configurable options (unlike "Recent Stories").