Like, it would be different, danke, because the Site News is releases of utilities/romhacking projects/translations/etc, and little else really. Occasionally there are Messages from the Site Admins, I believe? Emulators come out once in a while with new debugging features, I guess.
In no way is front page news limited to releases only. That's just the established usage trend our community has gravitated toward through the years. ROM hackers generally don't seem to want to write elaborate news articles (even about their own releases!). Other material has always been welcomed when written. I'm not sure there are all of these great writers out there waiting to produce more content. If you know of them, tell them they can go ahead and produce said content! It should generally at least be loosely related to ROM hacking though. RHDN shouldn't turn into a general gaming news site.
It isn't much to read. I dunno, I just wish I had more to read, as I'm kind of having spare time enforced on me, by being as, ahem, disadvantaged as I am, you might say. But be that as it may, perhaps there's something to it?
You could write an article about a particular cultural aspect of Japan that crops up in games that get fan translated and featured on RHDN; food. The words that a culture uses to describe both food itself and the process of growing, preparing and consuming it is a rich intellectual subject, and worthy of examination by the translation community, I dunno. What common issues come up when translating the names of various kinds of food into other languages?
Many wish they had more to read, but none of those people are willing to produce any content to change that. Why don't you start?