How the Los Angeles Times refreshed a newspaper staple


Letters to the editor are a newspaper staple. Members of the community get 200 or 300 words to share their perspectives and experiences. Then, an editor selects and publishes them, and the process repeats itself.

But a new project from the Los Angeles Times gives those letters a lot more time and space.

Hear Me Out is a twice-monthly video series that takes a letter to the editor and turns it into a video that digs deeper and gets more personal that the traditional feature allows.

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