50 young journalists featured on UWire blog

News aggregator UWire has launched a new blog, Youth Vote '08, in conjunction with CBS News and Washingtonpost.com that features a youth perspective on the presidential election.

UWire, an aggregator of student-generated content, on Wednesday launched its election blog Youth Vote '08.

In partnership with CBS News and Washingtonpost.com, UWIRE has selected 50 young journalists--including columnists, editorial cartoonists, photographers and news reporters--to cover the presidential election from the perspective of young voters.

"There are a tremendous number of first-time voters who will be crucial in this election, and Youth Vote '08 will provide direct insight into the issues they are facing along with their mindset," Ben French, vice president and general manager of UWIRE, said in a press release.

"Pollsters are saying the youth vote will decide this election," contributor Alvin Chang, a senior at New York University, wrote on Youth Vote '08 Wednesday.

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Stephanie Condon is a political reporter for CBSNews.com.


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