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Sunday, April 23, 2017
About How to write an article
A pre-article is one that has not yet been approved for publishing. All articles begin this way.

How To Find Material

Scan the current headlines. Stick to reliable news sources. Reliable news sources do not imply political affiliations, rather they must:

1. Have news content reporting on recent events. What does not qualify would be include informational and how-to articles, classified ads, job postings, fictitious content, event announcements, advice columns or adult content;

2. Have content that is original to the site;

3. Have articles that are written and maintained by a clear organization, one that has multiple writers and editors with accessible contact information;

4. Not solely promote their own activities or products;

Look for articles that fall into specific dlm categories such as Economy, Debt, Politics...

Find articles that do not require membership as this prevents our readers from being able to easily access the information. Avoid using articles that are headline sensationalized in order to gain click traffic. Ideally, we want sensationalized headlines only when the article is sensational as well.

Look for content you feel is something that others will react to. e.g., News headlines that twist the truth for the purpose of swaying public opinion are easy to find.

At a minimum, a pre-article contains these items:

Category, Title, Intro, Response and URL.

Category: This is from the list of categories within dlmReport
Title: Must be exactly as it appears in the source article
Intro: Could be copy from the article or your summary of the source article
Response: Your opinion of the source article
URL: The link to the source artcile

Here's an example of a dlm pre-article:

CATEGORY: EMPLOYMENT

TITLE
City schools will have to shed more than 100 international teachers

INTRO
US labor law allows recruiting foreign teachers on H-1B visas only if no American teachers are available. I guess the school district in Baltimore couldn't locate any as, according to the headline, they must "shed" about 100 "international" teachers.

What are they teaching?
Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Special Education, Math and Physics.

RESPONSE
We don't have any Americans that can teach these subjects? Really? Or maybe Baltimore is really that bad of a place to live/work so we must recruit from grimier places outside the US.

Aside from yet another story of H1-B abuse that will never make it to mainstream media headlines, this is also an example of how unions really aren't very good at fighting on behalf of their brethren. One would think when a teaching (union) position becomes available, current union members in the US are utilized before importing talent from other countries. Based on this, it appears that's not the case.

URL
http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-04-11/news/bal-job-market-test-finds-limited-positions-in-city-schools-for-international-teachers-20120411_1_foreign-teachers-surplus-teachers-work-visas





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