I've been waiting 5 weeks.
Yeah, the turnaround time on these approvals are unacceptable. I'm still under review two weeks after posting this... However, I did reach out to Apple support to get a follow up and this is what they came back with:
My name is Lucretia and I’m a Senior Advisor taking over the case from Ruby.
We understand you are looking forward to your news channel being available on Apple News. We did check and it appears it is still in review.
Our news channels go through extensive review to ensure it meets all of our quality guidelines in an effort to provide the best content we can to our readers.
We sincerely apologize for the delay. I will gladly take any feedback regarding this procedure via email reply at this time and forward it to the appropriate Apple team, if you would like. Apple’s guidelines and procedures change frequently due to feedback from publishers like yourself.
I sent a response to this on the 14th but I still haven't gotten a reply in almost 10 days. Still looking for some form of support or feedback from Apple.
I've been waiting more than 2 months (9 weeks to be exact).