We'll have some suggested guidelines about what we're trying to do and where we hope to go, but just about anything and everything within the scope of our mission will be accepted. The community will decide exactly what that means, and they will also decide what goes on the front page, and even what the headlines are. Until we have a community to decide however, we are requesting that contributors contact us before they begin doing interviews, however, so that we don't end up tripping over ourselves from a lack of coordination.

So we need writers, and a number of people have already expressed interest in contributing articles. (Our first two submissions can be read here and here.) More writers are always welcome.

But we also need a lot of other skills as well. We need people who enjoying finding and posting headlines about UL and our community; who like taking photographs of our beautiful campus and community; who prefer working with software and hardware; and who have a knack for business and organizational processes, everything from managing the business side of our websites, to generating underwriting and advertising sales, to building our readership, to balancing our books. And we doubtless need some things that we don't even realize yet, so weigh in.

Over the next few weeks, we will highlight some specific needs. For the now, contact us, tell us what you think, what you'd like to see, and what you'd like to do. You can contact us by clicking here.

This is our University, and our community. We need our own media, and our own journalists, to explore and promote them both.

Joe Abraham is a local physician, and president and founder of the Acadiana Educational Endowment, which publishes ultoday.com, CajunFun.com, and booksXYZ.com.  To read more of his writing, click on his name, above.

Send your press releases and articles on UL, the UL District, and quality of life in Acadiana-- particularly education & culture-- to ultoday.com by clicking here.