Here are the News.app icons in their different incarnations. From the oldest (left) to the newest (right). The latter is coming in upcoming iOS 12.2 before the end of March. I think the one in the middle is the more recognizable and approachable. The one of the right doesn’t convey any meaningful significance. It is not the only example of icon design evolution that goes bad from Apple. Makes me wonder where are all icon designers gone at Apple.