Here's a very brief narrative on adsense and a shameless plug for my nations.
This article is for those who are not familiar with adsense and intend to publish articles on newsvine. I've been using adsense since 2006 on my websites.
I will try to help my nation members personally on an "if I can" "when available" first come basis.
First note that most active NV'ers (you?) despite being capable have no interest in earnings or becoming prolific article authors ... and contribute whatever little they've earned (often unknowingly) to charity.
We can see from the comment questions in the NV how-to article that many NV'ers are (understandably) not familiar with adsense.
I expect that income generated by any "house" ads that are placed by NV within NV'ers articles will either go to NV and/or to charity.
The NV business model was never clear on how revenues were generated and calculated .... however earnings were likely a combination of 1,000's of page views or CPM's and pay per clicks PPC's ...
No one should be mislead about the prospect of generating meaningful adsense revenues, which though possible tis' not probable.
I personally have used my NV earnings to gauge my progress as a writer on NV and it seemed from analyzing my Google analytics reports that earnings were based on CPM (advertising purchased based on a cost per 1,000 impressions) and not on PPC or Pay Per Click where the advertiser pays a few cents each time someone clicks on the banner ad advertisement.
In this respect using Google adsense directly is much simpler. You will get paid 100% directly by Google based on PPC; Google shares approximately 68% of what they collect from advertisers with adsense account holders aka publishers aka you.
Adsense provides numerous reports on a daily and even hour by hour basis with which you can track your page views, ad impressions, clicks and earnings.
NV management has simplified using adsense even further by restricting the adsense banner permitted to just one size, 300x250 pixels.
As a result once you've gotten past the initial hurdle of comprehending adsense and creating a 300x250 banner ad, you have very little do to afterwards except write articles.
What lies beyond the basics is having a strategy, methodology and a plan to increase earnings beyond being symbolic.
Success altho highly unlikely can be achieved only through hard work and inspiration and not financial motivation a;one.