Olivia Seltzer

Creator of "The Cramm"


Olivia Seltzer (age 17) is the founder of The Cramm. After recognizing the gap between young people and accessible news, Seltzer set out to create a way for young people to stay informed and engaged. Her solution was The Cramm: a website and email/text service that informs people about what’s going on around the world with a daily email/text that’s easier to digest than the average news article. The Cramm has since expanded to include social media and podcasts in their daily briefs. In February 2022, Olivia released Cramm This Book, a book documenting the origins of today’s current events. Find out more about Olivia on her website and check out The Cramm.

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In the News

This teen noticed a lack of news outlets for Gen Z, so she started her own | TODAY 

Why Teens Are Creating Their Own News Outlets | Vogue

News for Teens, by a Teen | NPR

What I Learned About Myself When I Created My Own News Outlet for Young People | Voices of Youth

“Don’t let your age – or people’s perception of you as a result of your age – inhibit you. I want other young people to know that it doesn’t matter how old you are: if you have a dream you feel passionate about, figure out how to make it work. If you believe in it, go do it.”

Special Note: The Center for Youth Political Participation, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University or any of its affiliates, are not directly connected or affiliated with the following individual. This page is to be utilized as a teaching tool for the RU Ready in the Classroom program.

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