I've contributed a few opinion pieces. As far as actual journalism goes, I'm pretty much limited to sports (which doesn't help much) and weather (which might). Like I said before, where I live is not a particularly high-profile place, although New York politics is something I know enough about to be a decent contributor (and with a certain presidential candidate hailing from New York it is relevant as of late).
Opinion pieces are right in line with what we are looking for too.
One of the keys is we want to be not just another forum that talks about the news, but one whose members provide their own, unique and exclusive content and views. Even with all our differences, we have a very strong mind share here. Instead of just posting a news article and giving your opinion, we want your opinion and views to be what is the top of the fold.
Everyone, no matter if they are in a small town or in the heart of NYC or DC can contribute. Heck, for those in small towns, you may be able to report stories that will never see the light of day. My Congressman, Louie Gohmert doesn't represent Dallas or Houston but the small towns of Longview & Tyler, yet he is one of the most recognized Congressmen in the country. You don't often see on national news, what he covers locally. That is a story too.
Think about stories of national interest that impact locally, like the oilfield crash, housing markets, etc. How does what happens in DC impact the little guy.