This documentation is not using the current rendering mechanism and is probably outdated. The extension maintainer should switch to the new system. Details on how to use the rendering mechanism can be found here.
There are already some additional 3rd party tutorials about the extension "news".
Video tutorials by jweiland¶
5 german video tutorials by Jochen Weiland which can be found at http://jweiland.net/typo3-hosting/service/video-anleitungen/typo3-extensions/news.html.