Accomplished Student Journalists blog on the Obama Administration at UPI.com

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UPI.com recently launched The Presidential Transition Forum on its Voice of Young Voters Feature. It highlights blogs on politics and the incoming Obama administration, authored by a select group of accomplished student-journalists.

Education policy, in particular, is one of my passions, and I'm excited to write about it for the Voice of Young Voters.

UPI.com recently launched The Presidential Transition Forum on its Voice of Young Voters Feature. It highlights blogs on politics and the incoming Obama administration, authored by a select group of accomplished student-journalists.

Addressing foreign policy, the economy and education, the Voice of Young Voters has been the premier venue for the student voice on issues affecting young voters. In the run-up to the 2008 election, Voice of Young Voters carried the news and views of students writing from journalism departments and campus newspapers across the country.

The Presidential Transition Forum marks the first time that UPI.com has hosted a blog-based feature on its popular news website.

"We are pleased to showcase highly accomplished students and young journalism professionals writing on the new administration," said UPI President Nicholas Chiaia. "These young journalists demonstrate the skills and savvy that all journalists are going to need to survive professionally in the 21st century."

Featured blogger Tony Romm, a senior at American University, writes on education policy. One of the main goals of the Forum, said Romm, is "to create a healthy discussion of ideas about any topic, education included."

Romm, who wrote for washingtonpost.com and Slate before joining Voice of Young Voters, said, "Education policy, in particular, is one of my passions, and I'm excited to write about it for the Voice of Young Voters."

On December 30, 2008 the Forum will host a Live Blog on the controversial 'rights of conscience,' which has become a political football between the outgoing Bush and incoming Obama administrations. Featured bloggers will moderate a discussion with young voters on the social, political and religious implications of recent rulings on health care and religious freedom.

Students will blog up through the Presidential Inauguration on January 20, 2009.

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