New Boyle Heights paper is reported by teens

The new Boyle Heights Beat/Pulso de Boyle Heights debuts his weekend. The project is funded by The California Endowment as a collaboration between USC Annenberg and La OpiniĆ³n. From USC:

A group of 14 high school students has banded together to learn about journalism and use it to shine a light on its native east Los Angeles community of Boyle Heights, a deep-rooted Latino community of 90,000 that garners little positive attention from news media.

The 20-page bilingual tabloid, distributed to 22,000 homes in Boyle Heights, aims to educate residents about the culture, personalities and news of this vibrant neighborhood. Over the last semester, the student reporters delved into their community and interviewed artists, activists, L.A. city officials, police, teachers, business owners and victims of domestic violence to craft in-depth stories about their conflicts, struggles and successes.

The websites are in English and Spanish.

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