There is a new article type called genre. There are 4 options: Coverage, Commentary, Announcements and Reposts. One of these must be selected when publishing an article.
Coverage is for original local imc reporting. Important original reporting from other imc's can also go under coverage when it is of regional or national interest.
Commentary is for original writing including essays, rants, critiques of other writing etc. It can also be something of a catch-all for other postings such as poetry, graphics, satire etc.
Announcements covers all announcements of upcoming events, benefits, etc
Reposts is for anything reposted from other sources. Articles from Marxist.com, BBC or Seattle Intelligencer are reposts and not coverage.
Hope people like the new functionality. Thanks.