I know this is my second sugestion post today, but I think it is a good one. I don't know if its possible or would cause to much work for the mods, but could the news be changed to a moderated forum rather than locked. That way anyone could post news, it would just have to be aproved by a mod first before it gets added to the news? I know I have sent a few pm's to mods letting them know (or sometimes being the 50th person to let them know) new news. I would think than rather dealing with a flood of pm's, it would be easier for a mod to skim through a list of prospective posts and check off the ones to add to the news forum.
May just be a crazy idea of a ranting lunatic