A point about how Departments are implemented in Manila. Each news item can be assigned to a Department (for instance, this news item is in the Scripting Department). A site editor can define the categories that can be used and assign them unique images. Unfortunately, the only thing I’ve found in the Manila RPC that addresses Departments is the ability to set the Department for a news item using a string. There’s no way to get a valid list of departments for a given site.
That’s a shame. I’d love to have a drop-down menu that allows the user to choose the department. As it stands I’ll probably have to have the user type it in.