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Boyle Heights teens start quarterly newspaper

July 11, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A group of 14 teenagers from Boyle Heights have started a quarterly newspaper to give outsiders a different perspective on their community.

Their paper is called the Boyle Heights Beat. They want people to see that the area is about more than gang violence and housing projects.

The teens delivered some 22,000 copies of the bilingual newspaper last month.

The newspaper is funded by the private health foundation, The California Endowment. The Spanish-language daily La Opinión and USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism are helping with technical expertise.

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