In a recent project I was asked to consult in, the team needed to create sub site/s for news or events. Developing for re-usability in SharePoint is something I find is lacking quite a bit in Development teams. Below I outline the solution I worked out for the project, that is also now a template that the Team can use in any similiar project. I will explain not only how to do it step by step but also continue to make this page layout as the default page layout of a publishing sub site. After that, make a content query in the root site to preview the news articles.