What are organization news sites?

Organization news sites, also called authoritative sources, are "official" sites for organization news. When these sites are specified as organization news sources, posts from these sites are interleaved throughout all news posts displayed for users on SharePoint home in Office 365, or via the news tab in SharePoint mobile. They are distinguished by a color block on the title as a visual cue. Admins can manage news sources using simple PowerShell commands.


Cmdlet Set-SPOOrgNewsSite with parameter OrgNewsSiteUrl sets a site as one of multiple possible tenant's organizational news sites. It requires Global administrator or SharePoint administrator permissions.
Set-SPOOrgNewsSite -OrgNewsSiteUrl https://etr56.sharepoint.com/sites/orgsite


Cmdlet Get-SPOOrgNewsSite returns a list of organizational news sites from the entire Tenant. It doesn't take any parameters, e.g.


In order to remove the OrgNewsSite from the list of authoritative news, use Remove-SPOOrgNewsSite

Remove-SPOOrgNewsSite -OrgNewsSiteUrl https://etr56.sharepoint.com/sites/orgsite

After running the cmdlet, you will receive the confirmation:  The organization news site with url "https://etr56.sharepoint.com/sites/orgsite" is removed from list.